CRISPR: designing rules to catch-up with science

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The birth of Lulu and Nana, if it was what Chinese scientist He Jiankui says it was, opens a new scope of possible futures. Biotechnologies that rely on nucleases, among which CRISPR-Cas9 but also TALE and “Zinc Finger” nucleases, can cut in many turfs. Being able to precisely edit DNA or RNA, the two fundamental blocks of life, changes our relationship to our bodies, care and health. Such a change will happen in our minds before it is distributed by the State. Not that public policy monks...

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