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A Global Call to Ban the Creation of Gene-Edited Babies

Stung by a rogue scientist’s actions, experts want a moratorium on using CRISPR for germline editing

Photo: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

LLast November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world when he revealed that he had used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to modify human embryos during in vitro fertilization, resulting in the birth…

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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.