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Rewriting the human genome, rewriting human rights law? Human rights, human dignity, and human germline modification in the CRISPR era
Journal of Law and the Biosciences
In most legal orders, human germline modification is either prohibited or severely restricted. A recurring thought in these legal frameworks is that heritable genome editing would result in practices that are at odds with principles of human rights, such as dignity, justice, and equality. However, now that CRISPR is bringing heritable genome editing within human reach, the question has risen as to whether these human rights bans still make sense. The call is growing louder to lift the ban ondoi:10.1093/jlb/lsaa006 fatcat:g3wpf3etvbblxfzymp6rjud5oi