'Should we even consider this?' WHO starts work on gene editing ethics

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Announcement follows claim by Chinese scientist to have altered DNA of twins to prevent HIV infection

The World Health Organization is creating a panel to study the implications of gene editing after a Chinese scientist controversially claimed to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies.

“It cannot just be done without clear guidelines,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the UN health agency, said in Geneva.

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