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Ethics of Embryo Editing Paper Divides Scientists

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Human embryo at 8-cell stage

Human embryos are at the centre of a debate over the ethics of gene editing.

Credit: Yorgos Nikas/Science Photo Library

In the wake of the first ever report that scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos, experts cannot agree on whether the work was ethical. They also disagree over how close the methods are to being an option for treating disease.

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