Note to readers: This page on the topic of human genome editing has been deleted. We are concerned that the content, including a video, left the misimpression that the use of genome editing for the “enhancement” of human traits is permissible or taken lightly. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has recommended that non-heritable genome editing should be limited to the treatment or prevention of disease or disability. Like other scientific and medical organizations, we have stated that heritable (germline) genome editing should not proceed at this time. Human genome editing requires much more research and public discussion of the ethics and governance of its potential uses.
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