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A group of 18 prominent scientists—including some who helped develop CRISPR–Cas9, the current leading tool for gene editing—issued a call Wednesday for an international moratorium on gene edits to eggs, sperm or embryos, and for establishing a process to discuss...

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In the months since He Jiankui first announced the birth of gene-edited twins, there’s been a steady stream of revelations and reactions from scientists, bioethicists, and others. We’ve learned quite a bit more about He’s actions, who he worked with, and who knew—but said nothing about—what he was up to. There’s one area where we still know next to nothing: how twin girls Lulu and Nana are faring.

In February, Chinese authorities released results of their preliminary investigation into He’s...

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One night in November 1999, a 26-year-old woman was raped in a parking lot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Police officers...

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Millions were shocked to learn of the birth of gene-edited babies last year, but apparently several scientists were already in...

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Depiction of CRISPR--purple strand of DNA being cut from them middle of two orange strands

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