About 70 percent of US adults say they think it would be fine to someday use gene-editing approaches to prevent an incurable or fatal genetic disease, a poll conducted by the Associated Press has found. The same portion of adults, though, opposes the use of gene editing to improve, for instance, a person's intelligence or athletic ability.

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