Editing DNA: Angel or Devil

A major scientific advance is currently overturning our approach to genetic diseases. The method CRISPR-Cas9 permits modifying any sequence of DNA, a property which was recently used to correct a genetic default responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. But the possibility of selectively editing the human genetic blueprint with this revolutionary tool also raises significant ethical questions. Download this column

15-Feb-2016 |

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