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U.S. experts soften on DNA editing of human eggs, sperm, embryos

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Powerful gene editing tools may one day be used on human embryos, eggs and sperm to remove genes that cause inherited diseases, according to a report by U.S. scientists and ethicists released on Tuesday.

The report from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine said scientific advances make gene editing in human reproductive cells “a realistic possibility that deserves serious consideration.”
The statement signals a softening in approach over the use of the technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 that has opened up new frontiers in genetic medicine because of its ability to modify genes quickly and efficiently.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/scientists-soften-dna-editing-human-eggs-sperm-embryos-160345374.html

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474 Arrested, 28 Sexually Exploited Children Rescued During Statewide Human Trafficking Operation: LASD


Hundreds of people were arrested and dozens of sexually exploited children and adult victims were rescued across California during a statewide operation to combat human trafficking, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday.

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https://www.google.com/amp/ktla.com/2017/02/01/474-arrested-28-sexually-exploited-children-rescued-during-statewide-human-trafficking-operation-lasd/amp/?client=ms-android-verizon

New Prospects for Growing Human Replacement Organs in Animals


For the first time, biologists have succeeded in growing human stem cells in pig embryos, shifting from science fiction to the realm of the possible the idea of developing human organs in animals for later transplant.

The approach involves generating stem cells from a patient’s skin, growing the desired new organ in a large animal like a pig, and then harvesting it for transplant into the patient’s body. Since the organ would be made of a patient’s own cells, there would be little risk of immune rejection.

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https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/science/chimera-stemcells-organs.html?referer=http://www.drudgereport.com/

Human-pig HYBRID? Scientists hoping to create part man, part pig organs


Scientists from the Salk Institute – a biological research organisation in California – have taken cells from pigs and people to create an embryo that was then inserted into a female pig.

As part of initial experiments, several different types of human cells were inserted into pig embryos in petri dishes to determine which cells were the best match for the pig embryo.

The human cells which worked best with the pigs’ were infant ones which have the potential to develop into all adult cell types – known as a pluripotent cell.

The cells that survived eventually formed a human/pig embryo, which were then injected into female pigs and allowed to develop for around a month.

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/759162/Human-pig-HYBRID-organs-transplant