Human Embryo Editing: Opportunities and Importance of Transnational Cooperation

Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Oct 5;21(4):423-426. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2017.09.010.


A recent National Academies report articulates a path forward for research, ethics, and governance of clinical applications involving genome editing. In light of recent human embryo editing developments, scientists and stakeholders from all nations should cooperate to take advantage of this historic opportunity for medicine and also basic human biology.

MeSH terms

  • Embryo, Mammalian / metabolism*
  • Gene Editing*
  • Genome, Human
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation*
  • Mutation / genetics