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Americans are worried about gene-editing for babies: Poll


According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, people still aren't comfortable with gene editing technology used on humans. A Pew survey earlier this year asked 4,726 people how they feel about gene editing and other human-enhancing technologies. More than 60% said that they were “very” or “somewhat” worried about technologies that could make us smarter, healthier and stronger.

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