The Francis Crick institute will genetically edit the leftover embryos from from IVF clinics
By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor, The Telegraph, 10:00AM GMT 01 Feb 2016
“British scientists have been granted permission to genetically modify human embryos by the fertility regulator.
The scientists want to deactivate genes in leftover embryos from IVF clinics to see if it hinders development…
Currently around 50 per cent of fertilised eggs do not develop properly and experts believe that faulty genetic code could be responsible.
If scientists knew which genes were crucial for healthy cell division, then they could screen out embryos where their DNA was not working properly, potentially preventing miscarriages and aiding fertility.”
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