Title

Senior Gene Therapy Scientists Take a Stand Against Human Embryo Gene Editing

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics

Publication Date

2019-07-16

Document Type

Editorial

Disciplines

Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Genetics and Genomics

Abstract

In November, 2018, Dr. Jiankui He reported in the popular press that twin infant girls had been born after having undergone gene editing during the embryonic period with the intent of rendering them genetically resistant to human immunodeficiency virus infection.1 While the scientific validity of this report has not yet been independently confirmed, the worldwide reaction to the ethical dimensions of this announcement has been overwhelmingly negative.

DOI of Published Version

10.1089/hum.2019.29088.trf

Source

Hum Gene Ther. 2019 Jul;30(7):793. doi: 10.1089/hum.2019.29088.trf. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Human gene therapy

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

31334692

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