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March 10, 2017

Church Describes Medical Potential of Gene Editing

The thought of transplanting animal organs into humans conjures up images of the chimera—the Greek mythological monster with a lion’s head and a goat’s body. While this extreme is a long way off, rapid progress in gene-editing techniques at the heart of realizing such a transplant hold promise for developing new diagnostics and therapies in the next few years.

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