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British Scientists Have Been Given Permission to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

By Raya Bidshahri
The Francis Crick institute has been granted permission to genetically modify leftover embryos from IVF clinics. This is not the first time that researchers have been given approval to modify embryos. In April 2015, a group of Chinese scientists were granted approval to modify the gene responsible for  β-thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder.
The research could contribute volumes of game-changing knowledge to science. The focus of the experiments, which are …

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