Chinese Doc makes Genetically-Modified Humans


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 06 December 2018

CATCHING UP WITH THE HEALTH NEWS

Re-Manufacturing Mankind

'CRISPR Babies' Scientist Just Defended His World-Shattering Research in First Public Appearance,
Science Alert, November 28, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“He Jiankui, the Chinese researcher who claimed this week to have helped produce the world's first genetically altered babies, said Wednesday there was another "potential pregnancy" involved in his study...”

“...he had successfully altered the DNA of twin girls while they were embryos to make them resistant to HIV infection, the Stanford-trained bioengineering professor said he felt "proud" of his work and its implications for public health in the face of nearly universal condemnation.”

“...31 embryos created through in vitro fertilization, and 70 percent were successfully edited.”

“...raised the prospect of a future in which parents produce "designer babies" with selectively improved traits such as intelligence or strength.”

“...targeting specific segments of DNA may not be fully precise or could carry side effects that are difficult to predict.”

“…the genomics field had declared a voluntary international moratorium on editing embryos three years ago...”

In China
“This week, hundreds of Chinese scientists signed two letters condemning He's research as "crazy" and calling on the government to explicitly ban the practice of implanting edited embryos from reproduction.”

“National and local health authorities in China announced investigations on Monday into He's research.”

“...while many scientists have been quick to condemn He's experiment, some leaders began to give cautionary warnings about foreclosing a promising field of biomedical research.”

 

I told you this was going to happen…

Is That You, Dr. Moreau?

I imagine scientists around the world are editing human genes as I write.

 

CRISPR: Reopens The Island of Doctor Moreau, Creating Freaks of Nature, Making mosquitoes self-destruct

“These are dangerous times, and they are going to get a lot more dangerous. Why?”

“CRISPER Tech gives individuals the power to produce powerful bioweapons in their own garage, and Nation-States to radically modify humans. I expect to see both over the fullness of time. The clock has started with a "popping" starting gun, the sound of a mosquito self-destructing.”

 

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