One prominent genetics expert, Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California, said gene editing of embryos is "an unstoppable, inevitable science, and this is more proof it can be done".
The technique, which has the ability to permanently modify genes in organisms, can selectively trim away parts of the genome that is deemed unwanted to replace it with new stretches of DNA. The team's results are still pending publication, so we'll likely hear more details about the study in the future.
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Technology that allows adjustment of genes in a human embryo has been used for the first time in the United States.
In December 2015, a group of worldwide scientists and ethicists, including some from China, assembled by the US National Academy of Sciences said it would be irresponsible to use DNA editing tools to alter the genomes of human embryos, eggs, or sperm until safety, ethical and legal issues were resolved.
Some critics say germline experiments could open the floodgates to a courageous 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.
But Mitalipov's research, if it passes peer review, would be a significant step for American scientists. CRISPR is a very precise gene-editing tool, but it can sometimes lead to editing errors. "I don't think it's the start of clinical trials yet, but it does take it further than anyone has before", said a scientist familiar with the project. Scientists and bioethicists should agree on rules on what should and should not be done, and then make sure that editors of scientific journals enforce them. But Mitalipov was able to "significantly" reduce mosaicism, according to MIT Technology Review.
The approach has been used previously to edit the HBB gene responsible for a condition called β-thalassaemia.
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