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AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing

WASHINGTON (AP) Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes. How far should these experiments try to go fix only the sick, or make changes that future generations could inherit?Hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around the world gather in Washington this week to debate the boundaries of human genome editing,...

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