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The genetic variation Chinese scientist He Jiankui was trying to re-create when he edited twin girls' DNA may be more harmful than helpful to health overall, a new study says. Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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2 Chinese Babies With Edited Genes May Face Higher Risk Of Premature Death

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These squash on sale at an Illinois grocery store have been genetically modified to resist a specific virus. Jonathan Ahl/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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The European Court of Justice ruled this week that genetic engineering methods - such as the use of certain applications of the gene cutter CRISPR - should be regulated as genetically engineered foods. Gregor Fischer/Getty Images hide caption

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Some beer makers are excited about the possibility of using modified yeast to flavor beer instead of hops, which require a lot of water to grow. Mint Images/Getty Images/Mint Images RF hide caption

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A panel of experts has recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve a treatment developed by Spark Therapeutics for a rare form of blindness. Spark Therapeutics hide caption

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FDA Panel Endorses Gene Therapy For A Form Of Childhood Blindness

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The destructive diamondback moth has spread across the world and mutated to become immune to each new chemical pesticide designed to slay it. Jonathan Lewis/Getty Images hide caption

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Containers hold genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes before being released in Panama City, Panama, in September 2014. Arnulfo Franco/AP hide caption

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Florida Keys Opposition Stalls Tests Of Genetically Altered Mosquitoes

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Genetically modified mosquitoes are released in Piracicaba, Brazil, in an effort to combat Zika virus. These mosquitoes were modified using conventional techniques. Victor Moriyama/Getty Images hide caption

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New Genetic Engineering Method Called Promising — And Perilous

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The "Green Moms" group displays painted baby tubs during a June 2013 protest in Quezon, Philippines, showing opposition to the genetically modified rice variety "golden rice," which proponents promote as a solution to Vitamin A deficiency. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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