December 14, 2018

China’s History with AIDS Explains a Puzzling Aspect of the ‘CRISPR Babies’ Story

(STAT News) – That ignorance among sufferers, in parts of the country where people were most likely to have it, reflected China’s unique and complex history with AIDS, one that involved a litany of scandals and government cover-ups that have … Read More

December 14, 2018

The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day

(The Atlantic) – Such a strong reaction is understandable, given the many puzzling and worrying details about the experiment. Even without any speculation about designer babies and Gattaca-like futures that may or may not come to pass, the details about … Read More

December 14, 2018

Outrage Intensifies Over Claims of Gene-Edited Babies

(NPR) – As researchers have scrutinized the scant details made public by the scientist, He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China, it has become clear that He actually missed precisely editing his genetic target. … Read More

December 6, 2018

‘CRISPR Babies’ Lab Asked U.S. Scientist for Help to Disable Cholesterol Gene in Human Embryos

(STAT News) – The birth announcement made Musunuru dig out his old emails — which he shared with STAT — and do some sleuthing. The University of Pennsylvania researcher quickly found that the student, Feifei Cheng, worked with He and … Read More

December 3, 2018

Despite CRISPR Baby Controversy, Harvard University Will Begin Gene-Editing Sperm

(MIT Technology Review) – In the wild uproar around an experiment in China that claimed to have created twin girls whose genes were altered to protect them from HIV, there’s something worth knowing—research to improve the next generation of humans … Read More

December 3, 2018

‘They Will Be Studied for the Rest of Their Lives.’ How China’s Gene-Edited Twins Could Be Forever Changed by Controversial CRISPR Work

(TIME) – “The implications go beyond just these twins,” says Dr. Kiran Musunuru, professor of cardiovascular medicine and genetics at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. “If we talk about the sanctity of human life, and the inherent dignity … Read More

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