Gene editing human embryos

A British researcher has been given the green light to genetically modify human embryos
08 February 2016

Embryo_8_cells.jpg

An 8 day old embryo

Share

This week, a British researcher got the green light to genetically modify human embryos - this is the first time that gene editing has been approved in embryos. However, it hasn't been met with open arms by everyone, with some arguing this is the first step to 'designer babies.' Graihagh Jackson spoke to Geneticist Andrew Wood to find out what exactly gene editing involves...

Comments

Add a comment