China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced

Publication Title
MIT Technology Review
Publication/Creation Date
February 21 2019
Antonio Regalado (creator)
He Jiankui (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
New research suggests that a controversial gene-editing experiment (CRISPR-cas9) to make children resistant to HIV may also have enhanced their ability to learn and form memories.

Crispr Cas-9 enzyme was used to cleave certain parts of a pair of twins' DNA, yielding apparent increases in IQ. Ramifications for the future of communication are massive.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Entire Body
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Date archived
March 27 2019
Last edited
March 28 2019
How to cite this entry
Antonio Regalado. (February 21 2019). "China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced". MIT Technology Review. Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT). Fabric of Digital Life.