What seems like a science fiction plot may be inching closer to being a reality.
A scientist in Sweden is exploring using new genetic editing tools to better determine and treat issues of infertility in woman. However, the practice also raises safety and ethics concerns about genetically engineering the human race.
NPR health correspondent Rob Stein joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to explain the new technology — and why it’s so controversial.
This segment aired on September 22, 2016.