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CRISPR fixes disease gene in viable human embryos

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Gene-editing experiment pushes scientific and ethical boundaries.

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  • 03 October 2017

    An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that all 42 embryos with normal copies of MYBPC3 were successfully edited.


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Ledford, H. CRISPR fixes disease gene in viable human embryos. Nature 548, 13–14 (2017).

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