Articles by Francis S. Collins

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NIH Director on Human Gene Editing: ‘We Must Never Allow Our Technology to Eclipse Our Humanity’
Francis S. Collins | Discover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jan 2020

29 Dec 201 – The year opened with the scientific community scrambling to respond to the news that Chinese researcher He Jiankui had used CRISPR technology to edit the genomes of human embryos. The experiments resulted in the birth of twin girls, the first humans with genetically altered germline cells — which means their genetic changes are heritable and can be passed on to future generations. We consider such experiments both irresponsible and unethical.

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