‘Society Will Decide What to Do Next’: Chinese Researchers Claim to Create the First Gene-Edited Babies
The researchers claim the DNA of twin girls was altered to protect them against HIV, but the results haven’t been published in a scientific journal and many researchers are questioning the ethical and scientific validity of the claim.
"I think there’s a lot of controversy over whether farmers are driving for these technologies or whether these technologies are manipulating farmers."
Jennifer Doudna, one of the pioneers of the gene-editing technique, responds.
The Broad Institute granted Monsanto the first license allowing CRISPR/Cas9 to be used for agricultural products.
"If you make the human body virtually indestructible, being wounded loses some of its relevance."
In the transhumanist age, the human being should be looked at more like a machine—something that comes out a particular way, but then can be heavily modified.
We’re desperate for a solution. What are our options?
In a proof-of-concept, researchers used CRISPR/Cas to erase genes that make E. Coli resistant to antibiotics.
A lackluster first attempt suggests we're a long way off from safely gene-editing human babies.
Using CRISPR-Cas9 to edit genes is controversial but exciting