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Reprogramming our bodies to make us healthier.

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Despite CRISPR baby controversy, Harvard University will begin gene-editing sperm

Even as a furious debate broke out in China over gene-edited babies, some scientists in the US are also hoping to improve tomorrow’s children.

Microscopic photograph of human sperm
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Rogue Chinese CRISPR scientist cited US report as his green light

An expert finding from the National Academies of Sciences was He Jiankui’s excuse to edit the DNA of two babies.

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The Chinese scientist who claims he made CRISPR babies is under investigation

He Jiankui says he created twin girls whose genes were edited to make them resistant to HIV. Was that ethical? Or even legal?

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CRISPR inventor Feng Zhang calls for moratorium on gene-edited babies

A leading scientist wants Chinese researchers to halt a project to create genetically modified children.


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