The gene edits using a powerful method called CRISPR carried out by He Jiankui and his team may have caused genetic damage, whose ultimate effects are unknown and unpredictable. Photo: APThe gene edits using a powerful method called CRISPR carried out by He Jiankui and his team may have caused genetic damage, whose ultimate effects are unknown and unpredictable. Photo: AP
The gene edits using a powerful method called CRISPR carried out by He Jiankui and his team may have caused genetic damage, whose ultimate effects are unknown and unpredictable. Photo: AP
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World is not ready to edit genes of human embryos

  • China and beyond need to learn a serious lesson from sorry episode involving biophysicist He Jiankui, who attempted and failed to make twins HIV resistant

The gene edits using a powerful method called CRISPR carried out by He Jiankui and his team may have caused genetic damage, whose ultimate effects are unknown and unpredictable. Photo: APThe gene edits using a powerful method called CRISPR carried out by He Jiankui and his team may have caused genetic damage, whose ultimate effects are unknown and unpredictable. Photo: AP
The gene edits using a powerful method called CRISPR carried out by He Jiankui and his team may have caused genetic damage, whose ultimate effects are unknown and unpredictable. Photo: AP
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