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Scientists Attempt Controversial Experiment To Edit DNA In Human Sperm Using CRISPR

NPR visited the only lab in the world known to be trying to use the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to modify the DNA in human sperm. If successful, it could be used to prevent genetic disorders.

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Scientists Attempt Controversial Experiment To Edit DNA In Human Sperm Using CRISPR

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