A Nobel Prize winner argues banning CRISPR babies won’t work

A registry could keep human gene editing aboveboard, David Baltimore says

a photo of David Baltimore in a lab

NO BAN Nobel laureate David Baltimore is a proponent of doing research to make human gene editing safer, but says the technique isn’t ready for producing genetically modified babies. He talked with Science News about how gene editing should be regulated.

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