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A simple injection in China on Tuesday was the first of its kind -- with it, researchers injected gene-edited cells into a human for the first time, using the emerging CRISPR gene-editing technique. There's no need to worry about genetically-enhanced humans just yet, even though that's something we should maybe keep in the back of our minds . The Chinese team switched off a single gene as a possible lung cancer treatment. The attempt is part of an ongoing Phase I clinical trial , meaning the researchers are primarily testing their technique's safety. The patient who received the injection Tuesday is one of 10 enrolled in the trial. Each patient has been diagnosed with metastatic non-small... Full story

17 November