He Jiankui is reflected in a glass panel as he works at a computer at a laboratory in Shenzhen. The Chinese scientist claims to have made the world’s first genetically edited babies. Photo: AP
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Why the world should thank, not blame, the ‘crazy’ gene-editing Chinese scientist

  • Alice Wu says Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s shocking creation of genetically edited babies has finally woken up the world to the dangers of DNA editing – and of leaving important issues in the hands of a few

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He Jiankui is reflected in a glass panel as he works at a computer at a laboratory in Shenzhen. The Chinese scientist claims to have made the world’s first genetically edited babies. Photo: AP
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