December 14, 2018

Scientists Say Gene-Edited Babies Claim Is ‘Wake-Up Call’ for World

(NPR) – Three of the most influential scientific organizations in the world are calling for an urgent international effort to prevent scientists from creating any more gene-edited babies without proper approval and supervision.  Global standards are needed quickly to ensure … Read More

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

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

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