News Analysis: Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say

Fears that embryo modification could allow parents to custom order a baby with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s imagination or Usain Bolt’s speed are closer to science fiction than science.

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

Researchers have found a way to reliably remove disease-causing mutations from human embryos, an achievement sure to renew concerns over so-called designer babies.

Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts

By TAMAR LEWIN May 16, 2017 Nearly 40 years after the world was jolted by the birth of the first test-tube baby, a new revolution in reproductive technology is on the horizon — and it promises to be far more controversial than in vitro fertilization...