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On June 10, Nature published a story with this headline: “Russian biologist plans more CRISPR-edited babies.”

It was a moderately skeptical story about molecular biologist Denis Rebrikov, who hopes to do more successfully what He Jiankui attempted last year: to disable the CCR5 gene in human embryos, initiate pregnancies with them, and thus afford the resulting children some immunity to HIV (albeit at the cost of increased susceptibility to influenza and West Nile virus and possibly shorter life...

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Editors note: This article was originally published on ourbodiesourselves.org and is reposted here with generous permission from Our Bodies Our Selves.

Six years ago, on June 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court in AMP v. Myriad took a great step forward for women’s health by unanimously ruling that human genes could not be patented. Now a bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives have released a bill that would allow companies to own our genes once again.

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