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The first genetically engineered humans might not have their DNA tweaked at all

The new technique offers a less permanent way to edit the genome.
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A new technique that edits RNA—not DNA—could be a less permanent way to edit the human genome.

Hacking the human body is all the rage these days. A few years back, scientists made waves by developing a technique (dubbed ) that literally cuts DNA at specific locations to edit out the genes that lead to disease. are as enormous as they are diverse. However, the approach is far from perfect. And you’d really rather not errors when messing with something as permanent as the human genome.

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