Scientist makes case to edit embryos
By James Gallagher
Health editor, BBC News website
13 January 2016
From the section Health
A scientist has been making her case to be the first in the UK to be allowed to genetically modify human embryos.
Dr Kathy Niakan said the experiments would provide a deeper understanding of the earliest moments of human life and could reduce miscarriages.
The regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), will consider her application on Thursday.
If Dr Niakan is given approval then the first such embryos could be created by the summer.
Every person has gone through a remarkable transformation from a single fertilised egg into a fully fledged human being made of trillions of precisely organised cells.
Exactly how this takes place is a mystery. …read more
Source:: BBC UK