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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.

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