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CRISPR Regulation

CRISPR gene editing has opened up a number of opportunities to influence public health, eliminate pests, and treat human disease, but Amy Gutmann and Jonathan Moreno from the University of Pennsylvania write in an essay appearing in Foreign Affairs that it also poses risks and some regulation is needed

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