Brown eyes or blue – take your pick! Gene editing now makes it possible to choose certain attributes in a baby long before it's born. It may be possible, but it's also illegal - at least in Germany.
The world's first genetically modified babies have been born — at least that's what a Chinese researcher has claimed. This breach of taboo sends a disturbing signal and must not be tolerated, says DW's Fabian Schmidt.
A Chinese scientist has claimed credit for genetically engineering twins resistant to HIV in a controversial procedure. His university has distanced itself from the research, saying it will launch an investigation.
Is it right to hack the genes of an unborn child to reduce its risk of developing cancer or some other debilitating or fatal disease? British medical experts say it could be, if certain conditions are met.
Researchers in the US have used an experimental gene-editing technique to correct a mutation in dozens of embryos. Some hailed the development as illuminating and surprising; others say it crossed a moral line.
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