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Gene editing lies

‘Claims that allowing GM embryos will ‘give a massive boost to IVF success rates’ are pure spin aimed at seducing regulators into giving a green light for highly controversial research,’ said Dr Peter Saunders of the Christian Medical Fellowship.

Christian Medical Fellowship

In January, research scientist Dr Kathy Niakan, from the Francis Crick Institute in London, made her case to be the first in the UK to be allowed to genetically modify human embryos. Niakan wants to use a new technique called Crispr-Cas9 to ‘edit’ genes in day-old human embryos left over from IVF in order to discover what role they play in normal embryo development. The research is highly controversial, and results in the destruction of the embryos.