The “staged rollout” of gene-modified babies could start with sickle-cell disease

In a high-level report precipitated by the birth of CRISPR babies in China in 2018, scientists say the technology’s next medical use should be narrowly restricted to prospective parents who can’t otherwise have a healthy child, such as Black couples who both have sickle-cell disease. The 200-plus-page report, from the US National Academies and the…
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