This is a controversial first step toward what some see as a future of designer babies. But it doesn't go nearly that far.
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When Chinese scientists announced in April they had edited human embryos using a new genetic tool called Crispr, the headlines blared “designer babies” and the wider world woke up to Crispr’s power.
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At an international meeting in Washington, the bigwigs of Crispr/Cas9 try to sort out the ethics of editing DNA.
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Over its 114 year history, the Nobel Prize has been given to some bad science, and some bad scientists.
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Scientists have found a second CRISPR system that can edit human DNA.
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