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  • ISSCR Comments on U.S. Study to Correct Disease Genes in Human Embryos

    31 July, 2017
    A study published 2 August, 2017 in the scientific journal Nature details the first use of CRISPR technology in the U.S. to correct a disease-causing genetic defect in very early stage human embryos created through in vitro fertilization. The ISSCR cautions that any clinical application to human germ line modification or human embryos used in fertility treatment should not go forward at the present time without careful deliberation on the significant ethical, societal, and safety considerations involved.
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  • ISSCR Opposes U.S. Ban on Federal Funding for Fetal Tissue Research - Updated 18 July, 2017

    14 July, 2017
    The ISSCR opposes a provision of the U.S. House of Representatives Labor-HHS-Education bill that would ban federal funding for fetal tissue research. If enacted, this legislation would severely impede research that is necessary for the development of new treatments for a wide range of serious and incurable diseases.
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  • Hans Clevers Becomes President of the ISSCR

    14 June, 2017
    The ISSCR is pleased to announce Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, the Netherlands, as the incoming president of the ISSCR and its board of directors. Clevers assumes the post immediately following the 15th ISSCR Annual Meeting in Boston, 14-17 June, 2017.
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  • Letter to Texas House of Representatives, U.S., Opposing Legislation It Says Would Put Patients at Risk

    08 May, 2017
    The ISSCR wrote to members of the Texas House of Representatives, U.S., to oppose House Bill 661, House Bill 810, and House Bill 3236, which would allow investigational agents to be sold to patients without first providing rigorous evidence of safety and efficacy. The ISSCR believes the legislation would put patients at serious risk of harm from unproven treatments.
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