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Controversial issues in science: Gene editing and eugenics

In this file photo, a researcher inserts a sample into a receptacle inside the "DNA Lab" at the Beijing Genomics Institute in Shenzhen, southern China, on March 3, 2010. PHOTO: REUTERS
In this file photo, a researcher inserts a sample into a receptacle inside the "DNA Lab" at the Beijing Genomics Institute in Shenzhen, southern China, on March 3, 2010. PHOTO: REUTERS

This week, The Big Quiz looks at issues surrounding the act of gene editing.

WHAT IS THIS:
Genome editing is a process that allows scientists to make specific changes to the DNA of a living thing.

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