World’s first genetically altered babies born in China, scientist claims


World’s first genetically altered babies born in China, scientist claims

Leading scientists described the work as ‘monstrous’ and ‘far too premature.

A Chinese scientist claims he has helped create the world’s first genetically edited babies.

In research that would be illegal if carried out in most countries, Professor He Jiankui and his team said they altered the embryos of seven couples undergoing fertility treatment.

One successful pregnancy resulting from this treatment resulted in twin girls born earlier this month that the scientists claimed were naturally resistant to HIV…”

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