British Scientists to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

  • For the first time, British scientists were allowed to carry out research on genetically modified human embryos for better understanding of extremely common infertility and miscarriage problems.
  • Kathy Niakan, lead scientist of the team, told “If we were to understand the genes, it could really help us improve infertility treatment and provide crucial insights into the causes of miscarriage,” However, It will remain illegal for the team to implant the embryos into a woman.