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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – When He Jiankui announced to the world in late November that he had edited the germline genomes of twin embryos in order to make them impervious to HIV — and then implanted those embryos in their mother so they could fully develop and be born — the scientific research community largely reacted with horror.

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