Category: Genetic Manipulation and Hybridization Update

The road to enhancement, via human gene editing, is paved with good intentions.

The road to enhancement, via human gene editing, is paved with good intentions. November 27, 2018 7.40am EST Updated November 29, 2018 10.11am EST. The Conversation. It appears that researchers in China have facilitated the birth of the first “designer baby” – actually babies, twin girls who are supposedly genetically resistant to […]

China’s win-at-all-costs approach suggests it will follow its own dangerous path in biomedicine

China’s win-at-all-costs approach suggests it will follow its own dangerous path in biomedicine December 17, 2018 6.38am EST. The Conversation. The world was shocked by Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s recent claim that he’d brought to term twin babies whose genes – inheritable by their own potential descendants – he had modified as embryos. The […]