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Chinese Scientists Lambaste Countryman’s Editing of Human Embryos

A pair of experts in gene-editing research in China have sharply criticized the Chinese scientist who announced last fall that he had used CRISPR/Cas9 technology to edit the genes of human twin embryos in an effort to make the resulting babies resistant to HIV. After the scientist Jiankui He, PhD, first described his research at the… Read More »

Chinese scientists give monkeys human brain genes in ‘morally risky’ experiment

Their brains may not be bigger than normal, but monkeys created with human brain genes are exhibiting cognitive changes that suggest they might be smarter — and the experiments have ethicists shuddering. In the wake of the genetically modified human babies scandal, Chinese scientists are drawing fresh condemnation from philosophers and ethicists, this time over… Read More »