California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is running for Governor of California in 2018. As previously reported on Etopia News, he has not yet taken a position on AB 1681, a bill by California Assemblymember Jim Cooper that would prohibit the seemingly-unbreakable encryption enabled by iOS8 and Android 6.0 for smartphones.
He also hasn’t taken a position on the use of the powerful new CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology when it comes to using it to edit human embryos, as was just approved by the UK’s Human Fertilization & Embryology Authority (HFEA), for an experiment being conducted at the Francis Crick Institute, by Dr. Kathy Niakan and her team, to investigate early embryonic development.
In an e-mail sent today to Etopia News, Rhys Williams, his Chief of Staff, wrote:
“California’s Lt. Governor has not yet reviewed the UK’s HFEA decision. “
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, according to Kevin McCormack, its Sr. Director Public Communications & Patient Advocate Outreach, is today putting on a workshop by its Standards Working Group “that looks at that precise question.”
You can join this workshop’s audio conference at: 800-230-1951. Use the confirmation number 385423. The workshop is scheduled to continue until 4:00 pm, PST today.