Experts Conclude Heritable Human Genome Editing Not Ready for Clinical Applications

Experts Conclude Heritable Human Genome Editing Not Ready for Clinical Applications

Experts Conclude Heritable Human Genome Editing Not Ready for Clinical ApplicationsPosted on September 17th, 2020 by Dr. Francis CollinsWe stand at a critical juncture in the history of science. Earlier this month, this commission issued its consensus study report, entitled Heritable Human Genome Editing [1]. This would make it very difficult for researchers to predict the clinical effects of heritable genome editing in human beings. The WHO committee is currently developing recommendations for appropriate governance mechanisms for both heritable and non-heritable human genome editing research and their clinical uses. Reference:[1] Heritable Human Genome Editing, Report Summary, National Academy of Sciences, September 2020.

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