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Genetic Engineering

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

China is about to prove whether or not gene editing is safe. If it cures cancer, all the better.

U.K. science team receives approval to genetically modify human embryos
Feb 2, 2016

From a scientific standpoint, it’s been the logical next step for a while. Now a British research team has received approval to start tinkering around with the genetic makeup of human embryos.

Geneticists successfully teach organism to pass on a synthetic chromosome
Mar 28, 2014

That illness you're genetically predisposed toward could be a thing of the past within the next 50 years.