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Should Bioethicists “Get Out Of The Way” Of CRISPR Research?

The newly popular enzyme CRISPR-Cas9 has lots of impressive possible applications. Inevitably, it will be used to edit human DNA to fight disease. When a team of Chinese researchers tried this on human embryos for the first time last year, scientists and scientific organizations --along with a few bioethicists--declared that the experiments came too soon, and similar work would not be funded in the United States.


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