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Genome editing

A Chinese scientist claims the world's first gene-edited babies, amid denial from the hospital and international outcry. Allegedly, the editing targeted CCR5, an immune-receptor which is used by HIV for entry.

A Chinese scientist has claimed that a pair of twin girls were born having had their genes altered using CRISPR gene-editing, representing a controversial step forward with the technology. But the hospital named by the scientist denies involvement and experts worldwide have voiced outrage.

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  1. A Chinese scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies, amid denial from the hospital and international outcry.
  2. A Chinese scientist claims the world's first gene-edited babies, amid denial from the hospital and international outcry.
  3. A Chinese scientist claims the world's first gene-edited babies, amid denial from the hospital and international outcry. Allegedly, the editing targeted CCR5, an immune-receptor which is used by HIV for entry.

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