WHO recommends global gene editing registry

The World Health Organization has recommended the creation of a global database to track “any form of genetic manipulation” with the aim of preventing unethical or unsafe experiments.

These recommendations came from a panel of experts established in 2018. In December 2019, he was convicted by a Chinese court of “illegal practice of medicine” and sentenced to three years in prison.

WHO says all genome editing should be made public and recommends a whistle-blowing system where researchers can report unreported genome edits.

WHO strongly opposes making changes to the human genetic code in humans that can be passed from one generation to the next.

No one in their right mind should consider doing this because the technology is simply not safe or adequate enough to explore all the moral and ethical considerations that we are not ready for,” said Robin Lovell-Badge, a member of the panel and senior group leader at the Francis Crick Institute in the United Kingdom. “