Chinese Scientists Claim to Have Gene-Edited Human Babies For the First Time

Chinese Scientists Claim to Have Gene-Edited Human Babies For the First Time


Publication Title
Futurism
Publication/Creation Date
November 26 2018
Creators/Contributors
He Jiankui (contributor)
Southern University Of Science And Technology (contributor)
Dan Robitzski (creator)
University Of Hong Kong (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
A team of scientists lead by He Jiankui used CRISPR to edit the genome of human embryos. They've recently announced the successful birth of twin girls born without the CCR5 gene that makes humans susceptible to HIV, smallpox, and cholera. Under very secretive circumstances, scientists around the world are condemning the experiment, and Jiankui and his associates are currently under investigation by the Chinese government as a result. The discussion around the ethics and legality of the experiment have begun throughout the international community.
HCI Platform
Other
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Marketing Keywords
Source
https://futurism.com/chinese-researchers-gene-edited-human-embryos-hiv-crispr

Date archived
November 28 2018
Last edited
March 27 2019
How to cite this entry
Dan Robitzski. (November 26 2018). "Chinese Scientists Claim to Have Gene-Edited Human Babies For the First Time". Futurism. Futurism LLC. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/3444