Gene editing
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How gene editing works

Gene editing - the ability to manipulate DNA - is set to transform our knowledge of human biology.

Scientists from all over the world have gathered in Washington to discuss the potential of gene editing and whether limits should be set on the research.

The technique offers the hope that inherited genetic conditions could be treated, and perhaps even cured.

The BBC's Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh explains how gene editing works.

  • 01 Dec 2015
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