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Japan BANS implanting gene edited human embryos in preemptive crackdown on the 'designer baby' craze

This week, Japan’s health ministry recommended a ban on implanting genetically modified human embryos, warning that such procedures could lead to a market for ‘designer babies.’ The recommendation was issued by an expert panel, which said that allowing gene-edited embryos to move forward in gestation posed serious health risks for both the infant and potential future generations. The panel did not oppose ongoing research into gene-editing human embryos for potential insights into hereditary diseases and other health concerns, but limited its concerns to allowing any of these gene-edited embryos to be implanted into a uterus.   Read more.....



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