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Wednesday 06 November 2013 22:48 GMT
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The new method of gene therapy makes it simple and easy to edit any desired part of the DNA molecule
The new method of gene therapy makes it simple and easy to edit any desired part of the DNA molecule (E+/Getty Creative)

A breakthrough in genetics – described as “jaw-dropping” by one Nobel scientist – has created intense excitement among DNA experts around the world who believe the discovery will transform their ability to edit the genomes of all living organisms, including humans.

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