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Breakthroughs in the process of editing the human genome have scientists both "excited and terrified." What are the potential benefits and risks associated with altering human DNA and is science and society prepared for the ethical, moral, and policy questions raised by new technological capabilities? Public Policy Scholar Eleonore Pauwels helps us consider the implications of controlling the biological process in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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