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While many researchers say that human germline engineering is probably inevitable, they also express concerns about its use, both from a technical and an ethical perspective. Nature Biotechnology contacted 50 researchers, asking them what they thought about the use of CRISPR-Cas9 for human germline engineering; 26 researchers replied to their queries.

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