4:57 PM
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Dec 12, 2018
 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

BayHelix launches gene-editing task force

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).

While industry-sponsored trial protocols are regulated and reviewed by China's National Medical...

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