Researchers at The Francis Crick Institute in London want to use a controversial genetic technique to carry out research into infertility. The embryos would be destroyed after the research and not implanted into the womb. The government's fertility watchdog said it had received the application, which would be looked at in due course.
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Research involving editing the human genome, including research with human embryos, is essential to gain basic understanding of biology and germ cells and should be permitted, according to one of the first global meetings to debate the controversial new techniques.