This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, the University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and Harvard Medical School's George Church weigh in on the gene-editing debate, discussing the implications of using technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9 to modify heritable human genes. Doudna maintains that the science and its possible consequences are too unclear to allow the human germline to be edited, but she falls short of calling for a complete ban on related research.

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