A Look At The Future Of Gene Editing For Babies

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The controversy surrounding the future of gene editing tech came to the forefront this week when a Chinese scientist claimed to have made the world's first genetically altered babies using CRISPR. The news was met with outrage and skepticism from the world's scientists. It's also raised more questions about the direction of gene editing.

On Morning Edition, Bob Oakes took a look at both sides of the issue, with Daniel Suarez, a science fiction writer who focuses on the potential impact of gene editing; and David Liu, the director of the Merkin Institute of Transformative Technologies in Healthcare and a member of the Broad Institute.

This segment aired on November 30, 2018.

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