Genome editing is a powerful technology that has the potential to improve health. Its application is already having a game-changing effect on research intended to further our understanding of the roles of specific genes and processes in health and disease. In the future, these tools also hold the potential to be applied clinically to prevent or treat lethal and/or seriously debilitating genetic diseases.
We believe that genome editing technologies may hold significant potential for clinical application in the future and we would be open to supporting the development of new therapeutic approaches should the evidence from research advance sufficiently to justify their use.
You can read our joint statement on genome editing in humans here.