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Designer babies may soon be in vogue

Published on 26th Aug 2015

Published on 26th August 2015

We already have genetically modified food, but soon we may also have genetically modified embryos.

In April 2015 researchers at Sun Yat-sen University in China published a research paper in Cell and Protein showing how they had managed to edit the genome of human embryos in order to block a gene that causes a rare blood disease. Currently, the technology which was used to re-write the DNA (CRISPR) is not yet reliable enough for widespread use in human embryos, but this study certainly shows that scientists are getting ever closer to achieving this goal. 

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