What is it about?

Gene-editing tools may be packaged as part of the genome of an infectious agent, with risk of unintended consequences to many species including our own. As we are one species, proper regulation must be global. This paper reports on an early attempt to make this point.

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Modification of the germ-line chromosomes of a person will have consequences to their descendants that will not be fully known for generations.

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This page is a summary of: Are there any good experiments that should not be done?, PLoS Biology, February 2022, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001539.
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