ActivistPost – Gattaca Is Here: The World’s First Recorded Genetic Modification Of A Human Embryo – 28 April 2015

Logo_activistpost-comBy Melissa Dykes

Chinese researchers are claiming the world’s first genetic modification to enhance a human embryo.

Via Science Daily,

Chinese scientists say they’ve genetically modified human embryos for the very first time. The team attempted to modify the gene responsible for beta-thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder, using a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9. Gene editing is a recently developed type of genetic engineering in which DNA is inserted, replaced, or removed.

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