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Tagged With: designer babies

Genome editing: where do we draw the line?

Genome editing is at the forefront of modern medicine, and has the potential to improve the health of millions of people worldwide; genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s could in theory become a thing of the past. The genome is the complete set of an organism’s DNA, containing all of the information that … Continue reading »

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What are ‘three-parent babies’ and is this an important medical advance?

Professor Nigel Brown FSB, President of the Society for General Microbiology, is writing an article each month for The Bridge, a local magazine delivered to every home in the villages of Corsley and Chapmanslade in Wiltshire. There have been many comments in the news over recent weeks about so-called ‘three-parent babies’. This rather alarmist description … Continue reading »

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