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Gene Editing

Genome Editing: We should participate in the discussion

I was reading the NY Times today and found out that some scientists suggested that we should be careful about using the new genome editing technology. The article says, “The biologists fear that the new technique is so effective and easy to use that some physicians may push ahead before its safety can be assessed. ”

I completely understand their point. At the same time, the new technology may provide a cure for genetic diseases, including Wolfram syndrome. I feel that patient organizations should participate in the discussion.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/science/biologists-call-for-halt-to-gene-editing-technique-in-humans.html

Thank you for your continued support.

Take care,

Fumi Urano