Asilomar Reboot: CRISPR in Napa

Several scientists wrote an editorial in Science requesting a moratorium on the application of CRISPR technology in the context of assisted reproductive technology. The updates on the convening of 20 such bioethicists, researchers, etc. in Napa Valley  on Jan 24, 2015, harkens back to the 1975 Asilomar Conference on recombinant DNA Technology which eventually led to the BioSafety Level standards still in use today. Meanwhile several companies are moving forward, including OvaSciences as reviewed in the excellent article in MIT Technology Review.