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The gene-editing revolution is already here

EVER SINCE THE DISCOVERY OF THE STRUCTURE OF DNA IN the 1950s, scientists have been dreaming about rewriting the code of life. What if we could correct genetic mutations that cause disease in order to radically improve human health?

Harnessed from the naturally occurring immune system that bacteria use to defend themselves against viruses, CRISPR-Cas9 is a revolutionary,

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