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Three New NAM Fellows Announced for 2020

The National Academy of Medicine has named the class of health professionals who will be NAM Fellows for 2020. These fellows were chosen based on their professional achievements and professional accomplishments and will work on National Academies initiatives with...

New Report on Heritable Human Genome Editing Released

The National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society released a new report, Heritable Human Genome Editing, on September 3, 2020. Clinical use of heritable genome editing should not be considered until it's established that precise...

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Heritable Human Genome Editing

The National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society released a new report, Heritable Human Genome Editing, on September 3, 2020.

Clinical use of heritable genome editing should not be considered until it’s established that precise genomic changes can be made reliably without introducing undesired changes — a criterion not yet met by any genome editing technology, according to the report, written by an international commission convened by the three organizations. Heritable genome edits can be passed down to future generations, raising not only scientific and medical considerations but also a host of ethical, moral, and societal issues.

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