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Experts split on regulatory readiness for human gene editing


Consensus exists on holding off from making heritable changes, but disagreement remains over regulation

International experts on human gene editing appear to disagree on whether countries are ready to regulate the highly controversial technology.

The use of techniques for making precise changes to DNA to alter human health has been the subject of intense global debate in recent years, and earlier this week scientists from around the world gathered in London for further talks.

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