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Opinion: Responsible Gene Editing Research Is Necessary Now More Than Ever

A lead OHSU researcher joins the criticism against the use of gene editing of normal embryos, saying the CRISPR technology holds tremendous promise but needs to be used responsibly.

News broke this week from Hong Kong of the first gene-modified babies, born in China; the revelation struck close to home here at OHSU.

Study identifies new genetic risk factors for autism

A new study published online today in the journal Nature identifies 27 genes that, if mutated, will either cause autism or contribute to its risk. The study is the most comprehensive look at the genomes of parents and children where one child is affected by autism.

PORTLAND, Ore. – A new study published online today in the journal Nature identifies 27 genes that, if mutated, will either cause autism or contribute to its risk. The study is the most comprehensive look at the genomes of parents and children where one child is affected by autism.

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