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Probing the genetic future of humanity

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Science  19 Feb 2021:
Vol. 371, Issue 6531, pp. 789
DOI: 10.1126/science.abg0509

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On 25 November 2018, He Jiankui, a biophysicist at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China, announced that his laboratory had pulled off a previously unthinkable achievement: the successful modification of the germline genome of two living humans. Packed with facts and analysis, Henry Greely's CRISPR People examines what He did, explains why Greely believes it was wrong, describes the world's reaction, and details what we can and should do about work like this in the future.

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