Crispr May Cure All Genetic DiseaseOne Day

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Jennifer Doudna was sitting in her UC Berkeley office when she got the first call from a reporter asking what she thought about scientists using Crispr to modify embryos At the time the embryos in question were monkeys It was late 2014 and Doudna was just beginning to become the face of CrisprCas9the bacterial enzyme behind todays gene editing revolution Since then she has fielded an ongoing avalanche of questions about the implications of her discovery How its going to change the future of everything from medicine to agriculture to energy production But inevitably the questions always get around to super-babies

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