October 25, 2012

DNA experiment yields great promise and high ethical risks

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RNS photo courtesy Oregon Health & Science University.

RNS photo courtesy Oregon Health & Science University.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University have transferred DNA from donor cells into other donor cells, resulting in tiny embryos that could be free of genetic diseases in a technique that offers great promise as well as ethical pitfalls. By Nick Budnick.

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