- 1 year ago
In the early morning hours, during a marathon session in the Senate, the GOP's bill to repeal and replace Obamacare failed. Republicans came close to passing a "skinny repeal," but three Republican senators defected, leaving the Affordable Care Act in place for now. Mary Ellen McIntire, health care reporter for CQ Roll Call, and Brian Beutler, senior editor at The New Republic, join The Takeaway to break down what happened overnight in the Senate. Also, weighing in with the Republican perspective is Ryan Williams, a Republican strategist and former spokesman for Mitt Romney's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.
This week, scientists in Oregon confirmed that they had successfully edited the genes of human embryos, using CRISPR technology. It’s the first such time that this work has been done in the United States, and it raises concerns about “designer babies,” or creating a class divide between people who have access to this technology and those who do not. Arthur Caplan, director of