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  • Paper: Congress must clarify limits of gene-editing technologies

    Photo of Jacob S. Sherkow, a professor of law at Illinois who studies the ethical and policy implications of advanced biotechnologies

    How the next Congress decides to handle the issue editing human sperm and eggs will affect the science, ethics and financing of genomic editing for decades to come, said Jacob S. Sherkow, a professor of law at Illinois who studies the ethical and policy implications of advanced biotechnologies.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Jacob S. Sherkow, call 217-300-3936; email jsherkow@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Gene editing sperm and egg (not embryos): Does it make a legal or ethical difference?” is available online.