The scientist, the twins and the experiment that geneticists say went too far Print
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Monday, 03 December 2018 15:53
 
Helen Regan, Rebecca Wright and Alexandra Field report for CNN on Dec. 1, 2018:  
 
Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced to the world that he successfully used the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to modify the DNA of two embryos before birth, essentially creating the world's first genetically modified humans...Editing the DNA of human embryos that go on to deliver has never been done before. And with good reason, scientists say. The technology is still in its infancy and could lead to a multitude of unknown genetic complications later in life. Scientists have reached an understanding that implanting such an embryo is a boundary that shouldn't be crossed until the risks are reduced or eliminated.
 
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