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Recent work on gene editing has raised hopes that it soon could be used to tweak disease-causing genes, but Craig Venter, CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute and a number of companies, writes at the Washington Post that more research is needed before that can be a reality.

"Here, some humility must temper hope. What we know is surely considerable, but it is dwarfed by what we still have to learn," Venter writes.

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