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A scientific symposium on the occasion of the 60-year anniversary
of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. [more]
Press releases and current news from the Institute [more]
Regular events such as seminars and lectures, often featuring invited top researchers from all over the world [more]
With the Yearbook, the Max Planck Society presents its scientific report on the research performed in its institutes [more]
In the Resarch Report, the Institute summarises its past research over the course of three years [more]
The human geneticist Stefan Mundlos warns against intervention in the human germline made possible by the CRISPR/Cas ‘gene scissors’.

April 19, 2016 The new procedure opens up many possibilities in medicine presenting opportunities and risks. It is hoped that the new method can be used for the genetic treatment of serious diseases, such as AIDS. Scientists could simply cut out a gene modified by disease in the body cells and replace it with a healthy one. Scientists in China and the UK are taking this a step further by conducting research in the laboratory using human embryonic stem cells. This has broken a taboo sparking outrage and debate worldwide. How far should research go? Stefan Mundlos, Director of the Institute for Medical Genetics and Human Genetics at the Charité and Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, holds a very critical view of interventions in the human germline. [more]
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