gene editing

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In a landmark study, scientists have used CRISPR gene editing to introduce beneficial natural mutations into blood cells to boost their production of foetal haemoglobin.

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The scientific world is fascinated by the gene editing technique CRISPR but we must seriously consider the ethics of changing genes, writes Merlin Crossley. 

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A future in which our bodies are used as hard drives could change the way we conceive of human history and perceive life, writes Julie Louise Bacon.

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The debate about gene editing is not just whether we should allow or prohibit it. The real questions are far more subtle and interesting, write Nicole A Vincent and Emma A Jane.