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Author's Note: How Gene Therapy Works
It's hard not to be impressed by the mechanics of gene therapy -- the snipping, splicing and swapping of DNA. But separating the "Can you?" from the "Should you?" seems a much more daunting task. I suspect that addressing the ethics of gene therapy depends a great deal on whether you or a family member suffers from a rare genetic disorder.
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