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How to (Really) Engineer a Human Baby

Written by: Antonio Regalado
Narrated by: Elizabeth Wells
Length: 5 mins
Categories: Science & Math, Technology

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How would you engineer a baby? I mean really, actually do it. Last April, Chinese researchers reported that they had tried genetically editing human embryos for the first time to correct a disease gene. Out of more than 80 embryos, however, only a handful came out correctly. In the rest, the gene didn’t get fixed properly, or they ended up with unintended alterations to their DNA .

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