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FILE - This Aug. 8, 2008 file photo, shows embryos being placed onto a CryoLeaf ready for instant freezing using the vitrification process. In a statement Monday Feb. 1, 2016, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, Britain’s fertility regulator, has approved a scientist’s application to edit the human genetic code using a new technique that some fear crosses too many ethical boundaries. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

“This is the first step on a path that scientists have carefully mapped out towards the legalization of (genetically modified) babies,” David King of advocacy group Human Genetics Alert said last month when the British fertility regulator met on the topic.


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Marcos Espinal, left, Director, Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis, WHO/PAHO and Bruce Aylward, right, Assistant General Director for emergency of the World Health Organization, WHO, speak about the Information Session on Zika virus for WHO Member States, during  a  WHO Executive Board session, at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

“The possible links, only recently suspected, have rapidly changed the risk profile of Zika from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions. The increased incidence of microcephaly is particularly alarming, as it places a heart-breaking burden on families and communities,” Chan said.


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