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CRISPR Editing of Human Embryos Brings Us Closer to GMO Babies

A new development in CRISPR technology ignites ethics debates about how much control we should have over our own genome.

Published On 07/28/2017
11:40 AM EDT
T T he first human embryos in the United States have been edited by the CRISPR-Cas9 system, according to an exclusive report by the MIT Technology Review. The results of the research haven’t been published yet, so it’s hard to establish exactly what happened. But if true, the research could herald a new era in human gene editing and experimentation.