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Genome editing

Making deliberate alterations to the DNA sequence at targeted locations in the genome. This can include deleting, inserting or replacing sections of DNA.

Several approaches are used to achieve these changes, include zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs), TALENs, CRISPR/Cas and base editing.

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Human germline is 'not inviolable', says German ethics council 20 May 2019 News
Video Review: 'Engaging the Public with Genome Editing' series, Biochemical Society 7 May 2019 Review
Lung-disease gene edited in mice in the womb 29 April 2019 News
Germline in the sand: where should we draw the boundaries for genome editing? 15 April 2019 Comment
Revolutionising reproduction: the future of fertility treatment 25 March 2019 Comment
WHO calls for global human genome editing research registry 25 March 2019 News
Call for temporary ban on heritable genome editing in humans 18 March 2019 News
China drafts new regulations on 'high risk' biomedical technologies 4 March 2019 News
CRISPR base-editing linked to off-target effects 4 March 2019 News
Gene deleted in genome-edited babies linked to better recovery from stroke 25 February 2019 News
WHO forms human genome editing panel in wake of controversy 18 February 2019 News
First in-body genome editing trial delivers mixed results 11 February 2019 News
Podcast Review: Genome edited babies – Science Weekly, The Guardian 4 February 2019 Review
Second woman pregnant with genome-edited baby in China 28 January 2019 News
TV review: The Big Questions - Should we be striving to eliminate mistakes from the genome? (BBC One, Series 12, Episode 2) 28 January 2019 Review
The future of fertility law: what must change and when? 21 January 2019 Comment
Controversial genome-editing scientist Dr He is alive and under guard 14 January 2019 News
Study suggests 'genetic formula' for monogamy 14 January 2019 News
2019 at the Progress Educational Trust 7 January 2019 Comment
Professor Robin Lovell-Badge appointed chair of the Progress Educational Trust 7 January 2019 News
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