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Scientists In Oregon Take First Step Towards “Designer Babies” By Editing Human Embryo DNA

Researchers in Portland, Oregon have, for the first time, edited a human embryo in the US. This work adds to the promise of CRISPR, and it stands as an important step toward the birth of the first genetically modified humans.

By now, most of us know what CRISPR gene editing is. At the very least, we have heard of this revolutionary technology that allows us to alter DNA – the source code of life itself.