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Scientists witnessed gigantic events this year — a neutron star collision and a calving Antarctic iceberg — and also demonstrated the transformative power of more minuscule changes.

single cell embryo

HUMAN DEBUT  In the last year, research teams have announced CRISPR gene editing in viable human embryos (single-cell embryo shown).

CAR-T cells

CANCER CRUSH  In CAR-T cell therapy, a cancer treatment approved by the FDA this year for certain blood cancers, a patient’s T cells (teal) are genetically modified to hunt down and kill cancer cells (blue).

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