China has just edited the genome of a human, and there is no way this could go wrong

Via Nature According to Nature, “CRISPR–Cas9…combines a DNA-cutting enzyme with a molecular guide that can be programmed to tell the enzyme precisely where to cut.”  Using this method, an unknown subject in Chengdu with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (i.e., cancer that has spread from the lungs elsewhere) has had their genome modified. And China has begun […]

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