Not So Precise

Even if people tried to design a “perfect” baby, Megan Allyse at the Duke University Institute for Genome Science and Policy and Marsha Michie from Stanford School of Medicine write in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal that people and their genes are too complex to predict.

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