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What Is Genome Editing? (National Human Genome Research Institute)

What Is Genome Editing? (National Human Genome Research Institute)

"Genome editing is a method that lets scientists change the DNA of many organisms, including plants, bacteria, and animals. Editing DNA can lead to changes in physical traits, like eye color, and disease risk. Scientists use different technologies to do this. These technologies act like scissors, cutting the DNA at a specific spot. Then scientists can remove, add, or replace the DNA where it was cut."

Sections here discuss "How Does It Work?, How Is It Used?, Ethical Concerns, What Do People Think?, and "What's Happening Right Now?

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