Britain’s granting of its first licence for the genetic modification of human embryos is likely to raise ethical concerns. Photo: Shutterstock

Britain approves controversial gene-editing technique after Chinese scientists condemned for modifying human embryos

Aim is to find out more about early human development, but critics say the work is dangerous step towards ‘designer babies’

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Britain’s granting of its first licence for the genetic modification of human embryos is likely to raise ethical concerns. Photo: Shutterstock
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