The Science Behind ‘Genetically Modified Humans’

The media have been talking about “genetically modified humans” and “designer babies.” But what they’re really talking about is germ-line engineering: a process that could help eliminate heritable diseases. So why do some scientists want to pause the research?

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Sources:
http://www.nature.com/news/don-t-edit-the-human-germ-line-1.17111#/b4
http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/535661/engineering-the-perfect-baby/
http://www.technologyreview.com/review/524451/genome-surgery/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pp17E4E-O8

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