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China Opens ‘Pandora’s Box’ of Human Genetic Engineering

A Chinese researcher claimed this week to have created the world’s first gene-edited babies — twin girls who he says were born earlier this month. The announcement, published on Monday, sent shockwaves through the scientific community, with ethicists calling it “unconscionable” and “highly irresponsible.” While gene-editing has been conducted in embryos used in lab research since 2015, going so far as… Read More »