When it comes to regeneration, some animals are capable of amazing feats—if you cut the leg off a salamander, it will grow back. When threatened, some geckos drop their tails as a distraction, and regrow them later.
Experts from seven countries called Wednesday for a moratorium on the kind of genetic manipulation—known as germline editing—used last year to permanently modify the genome of twin girls in Shenzhen, China.
The ability to read the genome—all the DNA of an organism—has vast potential to understand human health and disease.
Somewhere in the Midwest, a restaurant is frying foods with oil made from gene-edited soybeans. That's according to the company making the oil, which says it's the first commercial use of a gene-edited food in the U.S.