NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Concerned with possible adverse consequences resulting from modifications to the human germline by CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology, leading scientists have strongly discouraged such research. They also proposed a gathering of international stakeholders to discuss the societal, legal, and ethical implications of the use of the rapidly advancing technology.

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