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Chinese scientists give monkeys human brain genes in ‘morally risky’ experiment

Their brains may not be bigger than normal, but monkeys created with human brain genes are exhibiting cognitive changes that suggest they might be smarter — and the experiments have ethicists shuddering. In the wake of the genetically modified human babies scandal, Chinese scientists are drawing fresh condemnation from philosophers and ethicists, this time over… Read More »

Chinese scientist criticized for risking 'gene-edited' babies' lives

LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – A leading geneticist who ran the conference where a Chinese scientist said he had made the world’s first “gene-edited” babies condemned him on Monday for potentially jeopardizing lives and having no biology training. FILE PHOTO: Scientist He Jiankui attends the International Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of… Read More »

Why a Chinese gene editing experiment is causing a firestorm of controversy

A Chinese scientist has rocked the world of genetics with claims Monday that he used gene-editing technology to alter the DNA of embryos that have now produced twin girls. The experiment to try to make the babies resistant to HIV infection has been widely condemned as unethical, and underlines the controversy surrounding this cutting-edge science.… Read More »