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    a type of genetic engineering in which DNA is inserted, replaced, or removed from a genome using specially engineered enzymes called restriction enzymes or molecular scissors

    After the overhyped false dawn fifteen years ago, gene-editing is now, it seems, about to arrive.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/11/2015
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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