NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Reacting to research published last week in which Chinese scientists conducted germline editing on a non-viable human zygote, the National Institutes of Health today firmly came down in opposition to the use of gene editing technologies in the human germline.

"NIH will not fund any use of gene-editing technologies in human embryos," NIH Director Francis Collins wrote in a statement published on the NIH website.

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