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Gene Editing: The Promise and the Frightening Peril

Two women recently became Nobel Laureates for developing genetic scissors to re-write the code of life. What this means for the world.

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CRISPR Cascade protein (cyan) bound to CRISPR RNA (green) and phage DNA (red)(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISPR)
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I have degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Penn. I am a radiation oncologist in the Seattle area. You may find me regularly posting at www.newcancerinfo.com

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