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The Future of Gene Editing — Toward Scientific and Social ConsensusList of authors.
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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This article was published on January 16, 2019, at NEJM.org.
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