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Road-legal delivery vehicles don’t even have space for a human driver.
New machines create DNA profiles in less than two hours, rather than days or weeks
According to a Research Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University, traits and diseases that result from multiple genes and lifestyle factors cannot be predicted using just DNA, and cannot be designed. Not now. And very unlikely ever.
The startling announcement by a Chinese scientist represents a controversial leap in the use of genome-editing.
Sometimes infecting volunteers with a disease can lead to new treatments. But how much risk and compensation is acceptable for those in poor nations?