HFEA approves licence application to use gene editing in research
Our Licence Committee has approved an application from Dr Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute to renew her laboratory’s research licence to include gene editing of embryos.
The committee has added a condition to the licence that no research using gene editing may take place until the research has received research ethics approval.
As with all embryos used in research, it is illegal to transfer them to a woman for treatment.
Publication date: 2 January 2018
Review date: 2 January 2020