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A Swedish scientist has begun altering the DNA of healthy human embryos, something researchers have long stayed away from. After monitoring the embryos in their early stages, he will (in NPR’s words) “never let them develop” beyond a couple of weeks. The scientist says he is doing it for research purposes only, and hopes his findings will eventually help promote fertility, prevent miscarriages, and treat diseases.
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