Sep 14, 2023

Imprisoned scientist who gene-edited babies wanted to transform the human species

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics, law enforcement

The idea that genetic modification can improve humanity isn’t new, but it has taken some interesting turns within the scientific community over the past few years. One of the most notable comes from the mind of He Jiankui, a Chinese scientist whose gene editing of human babies led to infamy and a prison sentence. Now, He, known as JK to friends, thinks that gene-edited humans could be the future of our species.

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