He Jiankui speaks during the second international summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong. Photo: Bryan Galvan

The future of gene editing: ending disease or creating super-soldiers or a master race? Why rules are needed

  • Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s intentions in creating world’s first genetically modified human babies were ostensibly good, but the technology has clear risks
  • Scientists and a biohacker think it inevitable people will seek to use it for self-enhancement, making global regulation of its use vitally important
Topic |   Health and wellness

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He Jiankui speaks during the second international summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong. Photo: Bryan Galvan
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