ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

BayHelix launches gene-editing task force

December 13, 2018 12:57 AM UTC

Following Chinese researcher Jiankui He's claims he used CRISPR to genetically modify two human embryos, BayHelix launched a gene-editing task force this week to recommend measures to handle similar breaches of international protocol in the future.

The task force plans to make recommendations to relevant Chinese government institutions regarding two main issues: investigator-initiated trials and institutional review boards (IRBs)...