The Transformative, Alarming Power of Gene Editing


Publish Date:
September 2, 2023
The New Yorker
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The researchers, who soon published their work, had designed the experiment carefully, balancing on the threshold of societal acceptance; they worked with nonviable embryos and did not transfer them into a uterus. “They were covering their butts,” Greely, the Stanford professor, said. “When they were criticized, they could say, ‘We didn’t implant, and it wouldn’t even have worked if we did.’ ”

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