In risky move, scientists edit human embryos' DNA

April 24, 2015 2:03 PM

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In risky move, scientists edit human embryos' DNA

Advances in DNA research are fairly common these days, but a new study out of China seems to qualify for bombshell status: Scientists there edited the genes of human embryos for the first time, reports Nature.

This gets into controversial and "ethically charged" territory, notes the MIT Technology Review, because if a mistake is made at the embryonic level, the mutation could get passed on to future generations.

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