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Editing Human Embryos with Crispr Is Moving Ahead; Now's the Time to Work Out the Ethics

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Single-cell embryo

There's still a way to go from editing single-cell embryos to a full-term 'designer baby.'

Credit: ZEISS Microscopy, CC BY-SA

The announcement by researchers in Portland, Oregon that they've successfully modified the genetic material of a human embryo took some people by surprise.

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