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WPI professors raise ethical questions on CRISPR breakthrough

A Chinese scientist who said he's created the world's first gene-edited babies raises a range of serious ethical questions, a panel of critical Worcester Polytechnic Institute professors said Wednesday.
The news last month the scientist, He Jiankui, used CRISPR, a gene-editing technique, on twin girls made international headlines and raised concerns by many in the scientific community. Human embryos were modified to disable a protein that can cause ...

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