Gene-Edited Babies: What a Chinese Scientist Told an American Mentor

“A lot of people wish that those who knew or suspected would have made more noise,” said R. Alta Charo, a bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who co-led a 2017 national committee on human embryo editing. But she said scientists were not necessarily complicit if instead of trying to stop rogue experimenters, they advised them to follow ethical and research standards in hopes that institutions would intervene.”

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In ANYA, a graduate student pulls out of her mentor’s rogue experiment after advising him to go through the ethical review board. Is still complicit if he goes forward with the experiment?

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