NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine have named an advisory group for their human gene editing initiative.

The group consists of David Baltimore, Paul Berg, Alta Charo, Jennifer Doudna, Diane Griffin, Richard Hynes, Peter Kim, Robin Lovell-Badge, Edward Penhoet, Maxine Singer, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Nancy Wexler, Keith Yamamoto, and Xu Zhihong.

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