Published: 13th December 2016
Published December 2016
In this response we welcome and support beneficial and ethical applications of genome editing on somatic cells but emphasise that these must be distinguished from those that modify germ cells. We set out concerns about germline editing and highlight the lack of compelling medical applications for using it, including in human embryos.
Dr Peter Saunders (CMF Chief Executive) 020 7234 9660
Philippa Taylor (CMF Head of Public Policy) 020 7234 9664
John Martin (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9665
Alistair Thompson on 020 3008 8145 or 07970 162 225
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