First ever genetically modified human embryos created in US

Shoukhrat Mitalipov is the first U.S.-based scientist known to have edited the DNA of human embryos.		
	OHSU  Kristyna Wentz-Graff

Shoukhrat Mitalipov is the first U.S.-based scientist known to have edited the DNA of human embryos. OHSU Kristyna Wentz-Graff

They said it would be "irresponsible" to use gene editing technology in human embryos for therapeutic purposes, such as to correct genetic diseases, until safety and efficacy issues are resolved.

The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, involved changing the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos with the gene-editing technique CRISPR, according to people familiar with the scientific results.

The report said the three previous instances of editing human embryos were all published by scientists in China.

A person familiar with the research says "many tens" of human IVF embryos were created for the experiment using the donated sperm of men carrying inherited disease mutations. None of the embryos were allowed to develop for more than few days and were never intended for implantation. If such a genetically modified child were born, they would pass on the edited changes in their DNA to subsequent generations.

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The crash caused Sanchez's 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, and another 14-year-old girl to be ejected from the vehicle. Jacqueline Sanchez, who authorities said wasn't wearing a seat belt, was ejected through the back window of the auto .

Some critics say germline experiments could open the floodgates to a fearless new world of "designer babies" engineered with genetic enhancements-a prospect bitterly opposed by a range of religious organizations, civil society groups, and biotech companies.

A team of US researchers for the first time ever edited human embryo DNA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Tech Review revealed Wednesday. Their improved method allows for earlier delivery of CRISPR into cells at the same time sperm fertilize an egg.

"The results of this study will be published soon in a scientific journal".

"It is proof of principle that it can work", the researcher said.

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"It's very hard to be able to comment on any specifics or the robustness of the science because there is no scientific paper", said Simon Waddington, Reader in Gene Transfer Technology at University College London.

This is not the first time in the world this gene-editing technique has been used.

Last year, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a report that added genome editing to a list of weapons of mass destruction and proliferation, saying it "increases the risk of the creation of potentially harmful biological agents or products". 'They significantly reduced mosaicism.

But in March this year, that academy and the American Medical Academy said in a new report that recent advances in the field "opened up a realistic possibility that deserves serious consideration".

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