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A First Look: Inside The Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA In Human Embryos

NPR gets exclusive access to a lab in Portland, Ore., where scientists have begun editing the DNA in human embryos to try to prevent genetic diseases.

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Exclusive: Inside The Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA In Human Embryos

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Whitney Houston performs in 1988. The new Showtime documentary, Whitney. "Can I Be Me," includes footage of her world tour in 1999. Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Radiant, Isolated Star: A New Documentary Tells Whitney Houston's Story

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An MS-13 gang member at a prison in Salvador. As the gang spread from Central America to the U.S., authorities say its symbols became more subtle. Luis Romero/AP hide caption

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Sports Jersey Or Gang Symbol? Why Spotting MS-13 Recruits Is Tougher Than It Seems

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Francine Anderson grew up in a small town in Virginia in the 1950s. She says that when she was 5 years old, she first realized that the color of her skin could put her in danger. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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After 60 Years, Girl's Experience At Whites-Only Gas Station Still Hurts

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Liberty University Presidnet Jerry Falwell, Jr., right, praised President Trump for his "bold truthful statement" about Charlottesville. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Contrast To Business Councils, Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stay Put

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Solar cells sit in the sun at the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Desert Center, Calif. The people who run California's electric grid expect the solar power output to be cut roughly in half during the eclipse. Marcus Yam/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

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