UK Grants ‘Gene Editing’ License

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  • Britain granted its first licence to genetically modify human embryos for research into infertility and miscarriages.
  • As with all embryos used in research, it is illegal to transfer them to a woman for treatment.
  • The decision makes Britain one of the first countries in the world to grant this type of authorisation for experimentation on human embryos.
  • The embryos to be used in the research are ones that would have been destroyed, donated by couples receiving IVF treatment who do not need them.