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Scientists: World not yet ready for babies edited by genes


HONG KONG – Group & # 39; leading scientists stated that it is too early to try to make permanent changes to DNA that can & # 39; inherited by future generations, as Chinese researcher claims to have made.

Scientists gathered in & # 39; Hong Kong this week for an international conference on gene editing, the ability to write the code of life to try to correct or prevent disease.

Although science has the promise to help people already born, scientists said Thursday that it is irresponsible to trying it on eggs, sperm or embryos because it is still not enough known about the risks or its safety.

The conference was hampered by the statement of the Chinese researcher who helped the first babies of the world edited genes, twin girls born said earlier this month.

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