Cloned babies.  Conceptual computer artwork of cloned foetuses developing in jars. Cloning exactly copies an organism by implanting its genetic material or DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) into eggs from the same species. It is theoretically possible to produce unlimited numbers of identical copies of a person, by placing their DNA into human eggs that have had their genetic material removed.

Harder, Better, CRISPR, Stronger

The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon.  The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, involved changing the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos with the gene-editing technique CRISPR.  Anthony and Jeff discuss designer babies, and what this might mean for the future.

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