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Kathy Niakan, a developmental biologist at the Francis Crick Institute in London, used the CRISPR gene editing technique to find out how a gene affects the growth of human embryos. Courtesy of The Francis Crick Institute hide caption

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Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development

Researchers disabled a gene that they think helps determine which human embryos will develop normally. The technique they used is controversial because it could be used to change babies' DNA.

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Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes

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Holocene Bon Iver
Cruise Your Song is Good
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Irma and Oscar Sanchez were apprehended by the Border Patrol when they took their infant son, Isaac, to a children's hospital to have emergency surgery. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Border Patrol Arrests Parents While Infant Awaits Serious Operation

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You Don't Know I Don't Love You Youth In My Videotapes

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Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development

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Lazarus David Bowie
Retour aux Pyramides X-Men

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In Kitchens Across New York, 'Oh My Sweet Land' Serves Up Stories Of Syria

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Gwan Rostam
Raging Bull (Main Theme) The Intermezzo Orchestra
Hair Receding Xenia Rubinos
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No Tomorrow Necro
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Is It Too Much Ra Ra Riot
Geometria del Universo Colleen
The Hungry Years Lowercase Noises
Soul Power [Lack Of Afro Rmx] Kokolo

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Fed's Unwinding Of Crisis Programs Expected To Push Up Interest Rates Very Gradually

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Miami 4th-Graders Write About Their Experiences With Hurricanes

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