Katholieke Stichting Medische Ethiek
13 maart 2019

Wetenschappers roepen op tot moratorium op overerfbare genetische manipulatie

Nature, 13 maart 2019

A group of scientists call for a global moratorium on all clinical uses of human germline editing — that is, changing heritable DNA (in sperm, eggs or embryos) to make genetically modified children.

By ‘global moratorium’, we do not mean a permanent ban. Rather, we call for the establishment of an international framework in which nations, while retaining the right to make their own decisions, voluntarily commit to not approve any use of clinical germline editing unless certain conditions are met.