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The journal Nature reported yesterday that a scientist in Russia claims he will attempt to produce gene-edited babies using CRISPR technology. Molecular biologist Denis Rebrikov’s stated plan is to disable the CCR5 gene in human embryos and implant them into HIV-positive mothers. Disabling the gene is thought to provide protection against some forms of HIV, but to increase susceptibility to some other infectious diseases.

If he proceeds, Rebrikov will be the second scientist known to engage in the widely condemned...

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Late last year, scientist He Jiankui announced the birth of the world’s first genetically modified babies. He deployed a technology known as CRISPR to alter the genomes of two embryos that he used to initiate a pregnancy; their mother...

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A Russian scientist says he is planning to produce gene-edited babies, an act that would make him only the second...

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Last fall, when a Chinese scientist announced that he had created genetically modified twin babies, the world was stunned and...

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Six years ago, the question of who, if anyone, could patent a human gene was (we thought) settled by the...

The journal Nature reported yesterday that a scientist in Russia claims he will attempt to produce gene-edited babies using CRISPR...

You’ll be tempted to TL;DR this, but don’t. This is one of those moments you don’t want to look back...

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A worldwide debate is under way on how to regulate gene editing in human sperm, eggs or embryos.

A researcher steps forward and says he has plans to edit the genes of babies. He wants to alter a gene called ...

A Russian scientist says he is planning to produce gene-edited babies, an act that would make him only the second person known to have done this. It would also fly in the face of the scientific consensus that such experiments...

Late last year, scientist He Jiankui announced the birth of the world’s first genetically modified babies. He deployed a technology known as CRISPR to alter the genomes of two embryos that he used to initiate a pregnancy; their mother...

As the debate about heritable genome editing unfolds, divergent perspectives are coming more clearly into view. Those who see it as offering little or no benefit while posing unacceptable societal risks support either the currently prevailing policies that ban it...

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