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National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes...

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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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