Genetically modification of humans has been been approved for the first time in Europe. Swiss-based biotech company Crispr Therapeutics hope to find a way of curing blood disease beta thalassaemia.
China has approved similar gene therapy trials. A trial into treating cancer patients is under way in the USA.
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