After the first International Summit on Human Gene Editing in December 2015, a statement was released. The organizers were unanimous in agreeing that the creation of genetically modified children was “irresponsible” unless we knew for sure it was safe.
Well, a fat lot of good that did. As was revealed in November last year, Chinese scientist He Jiankui edited embryos to create two genetically engineered babies.
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