CRISPR Gene Editing Research in Embryos Generates Scientific and Ethics Debate

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This report discusses the results of a recent experiment on the use of gene modification for decreasing the chance of children having hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which was done through the use of CRISPR to modify the genes of human embryos at a private facility. Restrictions on the use of public funds for such studies, a brief explanation of the science, and ethical concerns are discussed.

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Sargent, John F., Jr.; Sarata, Amanda K. & Johnson, Judith A. September 12, 2017.

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  • Main Title: CRISPR Gene Editing Research in Embryos Generates Scientific and Ethics Debate
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This report discusses the results of a recent experiment on the use of gene modification for decreasing the chance of children having hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which was done through the use of CRISPR to modify the genes of human embryos at a private facility. Restrictions on the use of public funds for such studies, a brief explanation of the science, and ethical concerns are discussed.

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Sargent, John F., Jr.; Sarata, Amanda K. & Johnson, Judith A. CRISPR Gene Editing Research in Embryos Generates Scientific and Ethics Debate, report, September 12, 2017; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1042205/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.