Editing the genes of human embryos -- or fertilized eggs -- to eradicate a heritable disease should not be attempted.
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If safety concerns can be laid to rest, what other ethical objections have been raised about the use of this technique? And is any of those objections ethically persuasive?
The British approach to the novel implementation of mitochondrial replacement therapy, with extensive public involvement and careful, measured scientific review, may serve as an example for the United States and rest of the world.
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