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Pregnancy
March 15, 2017

How do you feel about genetically modified babies?

You customise your smartphone, modify your coffee order and choose a specific set of frames for your glasses. Your entire life is practically custom built. Thanks to genetic technology, you will soon be able to customise your children, giving you the option to choose eye colour, hair colour, and even making them resistant to HIV. How does it work? In the simplest terms: geneticists are now able to cut and paste the genetics of an embryo almost in the same way that you can cut and paste a line from this article. With this technique, called ‘germline editing’, we can…
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