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Narrated by Jack Daniel
Ending trailer by Ben Patrick Johnson

If human beings are one day able to edit their genetic codes at will, our species will have transformed from one which passively engages in the evolutionary process to one which actively controls it.Chemical surgery is more accurately described as surgery of the DNA, since it involves the careful manipulation of the patient’s genetic code.Base editing works by making the DNA bases convert into one another, rather than breaking the DNA itself with a big ol’ science hammer.Beta-thalassemia is a life-threatening blood disorder which can cause severe anaemia, enlarged spleens, gallstones and eventually heart failure. Base editing is considered by many to be an improvement on the famous CRISPR DNA editing technique.

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