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LUH Extra 1 - Designer Babies

LUH Extra 1 - Designer Babies

LUH producer, Rachel Wheeley, joins Simon for a brand new 'extra' show to sort through some topical science news. On the pile this week:

- Scientists at Sun Yat-sen University in China have used base editing for the first time in human embryos to change a single letter in a faulty gene.

- Why a barn owls' hearing is awesome, and why it doesn't deteriorate with age.

- How we could one day be represented in court by a computer.

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Our theme music was written and performed by Laurence Owen. Graphics by Theo Weedon, web design by Ian Bridgeman and support from the Wellcome Trust. The producer is Rachel Wheeley.

For more information, go to www.leveluphuman.com.

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