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The Rise of Gene Editing: How Did We Get Here

Jan 1, 2019 | 10:30 GMT
Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong on Nov. 28, 2018.

Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong on Nov. 28, 2018. The conference was upended by revelations about his work editing the genes on a set of twins.

(ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

The swift development of CRISPR and other genetic engineering techniques is raising ethical questions and spurring global biotech battles while offering revolutionary opportunities to help humankind....

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