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A Russian biologist is moving ahead with gene-editing plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, Nature News reports. It adds that the scientist, Denis Rebrikov, is currently using eggs obtained from hearing women for gene-editing studies and has been studying how well CRISPR can fix in body cells the GJB2 deafness gene he plans to target in embryos.

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