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This gene-editing milestone raises big ethical questions

Clip: 08/02/2017 | 6m 2s

For the first time in the U.S., a human embryo has been successfully edited to correct an inherited condition. By snipping out the gene that causes a specific heart disease, scientists also ensured the disease could not be passed down. But the milestone raises significant scientific and ethical questions. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Jessica Berg of Western Case Reserve University Law School.

Aired: 08/02/17

Rating: NR

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