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Russian scientist reveals risky plan to use controversial gene-editing to allow five completely deaf couples to have children who can hear

A Russian scientist has revealed he wants to use controversial DNA editing to stop deaf couples having deaf children. Mr Rebrikov believes he can use pioneering CRISPR gene-editing science to repair this DNA error and stop the couples passing on the disability to their children, the New Scientist reports.  But he has come up against criticism from scientists in the field who warn the untested surgery is 'too risky'.  Rea​d more....



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