China sprints ahead of the US in DNA dabbling with over 80 CRISPR patients and rising

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Modern medicine is an amazing thing, but when we start talking about tweaking our DNA things start to sound a little scary. The potentially frightening nature of altering human DNA — we're getting awfully close to "playing God" with this kind of stuff — delayed scientists in the US who wanted to push forward and test the CRISPR gene editing technology with humans.

In China things are a little bit different, and a new report in the Wall Street Journal reveals that not only are Chinese scientists ahead of the curve when it comes to DNA manipulation, but they already have dozens of CRISPR patients.

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