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Secret Harvard Meeting on Synthetic Human Genome Incites Ethics Debate

May 16, 2016

(Washington Post) – About 150 scientists assembled at Harvard on Tuesday for an off-the-record, no-media-allowed discussion of how to create, from scratch, an intact genome, including the genetic code of a human being. The idea is to go beyond “reading” genetic material to actively “writing” it, George Church, a Harvard Medical Scientist researcher who helped organize the event, told The Post in an interview Friday morning.

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