Senior Gene Therapy Scientists Take a Stand Against Human Embryo Gene Editing
Department of Pediatrics
Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Genetics and Genomics
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
Hum Gene Ther. 2019 Jul;30(7):793. doi: 10.1089/hum.2019.29088.trf. Link to article on publisher's site
Human gene therapy
Flotte TR. (2019). Senior Gene Therapy Scientists Take a Stand Against Human Embryo Gene Editing. Pediatric Publications. https://doi.org/10.1089/hum.2019.29088.trf. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/peds_pp/283