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­k Scientists Gain Licence to Edit Genes in Human Embryos


Kathy Niakan, Francis Crick Institute

Kathy Niakan.

Credit: Francis Crick Institute

Scientists in London have been granted permission to edit the genomes of human embryos for research, UK fertility regulators announced. The 1 February approval by the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) represents the world's first endorsement of such research by a national regulatory authority.

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