Tagged With genetic engineering

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A DNA-editing technique called CRISPR keeps popping up in the news, in one medical breakthrough after another. In theory, CRISPR can find any problem area in DNA, snip it out, and replace it with a fresh set of nucleotides. But in real life, that cut-and-paste job isn't always straightforward.

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You might sometimes see "genetically modified" in the fine print on many food packages. Activist groups have spent millions of dollars fighting for that tiny text, and food companies have spent millions fighting back. And none of that effort had anything to do with your health.