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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 09, 2013

Proposed Treatment To Fix Genetic Diseases Raising Ethics Issues

By Rob Stein

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This micrograph shows a single mitochondrion (yellow), one of many little energy factories inside a cell.

The federal government is considering whether to allow scientists to take a controversial step: make changes in some of the genetic material in a woman's egg that would be passed down through generations.

Categories: Health, Science








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