This article is going to sound like something right out of a Sci-Fi movie. We might be having at least two human babies, no super babies, whose genes have been edited. A process of artificial selection of good genetic traits that gives the fetus desirable genetic traits. These babies are naturally immune to some of the deadliest modern world diseases including HIV, the AIDS-causing virus.
Jiankui He, a researcher at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China published medical documents earlier this month, in which he claims to have led a team of researchers into creating the world’s first gene-edited designer baby. Something that is surprising given that the safety and ethical issues surrounding gene editing is still a matter for discussion.
Countries such as the US and UK have banned any form of gene editing, but no such restrictions exist in China. That could easily make China a center for medical tourism for people looking for gene editing services; read parents looking to design their future kids.
How China made these Super Babies
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