UK Scientists Apply Begin Quest To Edit Genes In Human Embryos

Scientists in London have asked for permission to edit the genomes of human embryos a request that could lead to the worlds first approval of such research by a national regulatory body. Kathy Niakan, a researcher affiliated with the Francis Crick Institute, Londons new 700-million (US$1.1-billion) biomedical-research centre, said on 18 September that she is proposing to use gene editing...