Our genetic makeup has fascinated scientists and medical researchers for decades.
In recent years, there have been significant advances in the field of gene editing, which allows scientists to rewrite DNA.
Gene editing has been used to treat and prevent a number of disorders and diseases but some warn it could eventually be used to create what some have called “designer babies”.
The medical world is divided over the application and regulation of the practice.
Scientists have gathered in Geneva this week to try and agree on uniform regulations for the use of gene-editing technology.
But how would officials enforce rules around DNA?
And what are