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First U.S. Patients Treated With CRISPR As Human Gene-Editing Trials Get Underway

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CRISPR gene-editing technology allows scientists to make highly precise modifications to DNA. The technology is now starting to be used in human trials to treat several diseases in the U.S. (Molekuul/Getty Images/Science Photo Library)
CRISPR gene-editing technology allows scientists to make highly precise modifications to DNA. The technology is now starting to be used in human trials to treat several diseases in the U.S. (Molekuul/Getty Images/Science Photo Library)

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