Subject: Human Gene Editing
Article: ¨Strict new guidelines lay out a path to heritable human gene editing¨
Scientists have already made gene editing possible, but then in 2018 Chinese scientist Jiankui He had announced he had created two genetically edited babies. Opening the doors to the possibility that the human genome could be edited. However scientists face the issue of having law preventing clinical trials as it's not something that is currently desired by society. If it were, countries would have to meet guidelines and would have to agree to being overseen internationally. Gene editing allows a DNA letter or base to be changed. Genome editing has allowed scientists to investigate inheritable human diseases and could even change physical traits but generally its useful in gene therapy. It is currently undergoing trials to possibly gene edit sickle cell anemia which is a mutation of the blood cell.
Supporting Link(s): https://www.genome.gov/about-genomics/policy-issues/what-is-Genome-Editing
Main Source: https://www.sciencenews.org/topic/genetics