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The Future of Gene Editing — Toward Scientific and Social Consensus

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  • Lisa Rosenbaum, M.D.

The news that Chinese scientist He Jiankui had attempted to edit the CCR5 gene in the germline of two embryos led to a swift backlash in the scientific community. But the rogue experiment may inspire broader discussion about the fraught ethical issues involved.

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Author Affiliations

Dr. Rosenbaum is a national correspondent for the Journal.