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Genome editing moratorium promoted by UNESCO

“Danger of tampering with hereditary traits that could lead to eugenics”

The Unesco International Bioethics Committee (IBC) has called for a genome editing moratorium on this technique , which can modify the human germ line (to read our articles on these practices, click HERE). The technique could entail significant issues not only for people in which it is used, but also for their descendents, with the serious problems that this could pose (Phys.org 7-X-2015).  The article said, “Scientists, philosophers, lawyers and government ministers called for a halt to genetic “editing” of the human germline, warning of the danger of tampering with hereditary traits that could lead to eugenics.

La entrada Genome editing moratorium promoted by UNESCO aparece primero en Observatorio de Bioética, UCV.

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