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“Biohacker” who attempted to change his DNA penetrated for unlawfully practicing medication

“Biohacker” who attempted to change his DNA penetrated for unlawfully practicing...

Enlarge / Zayner is best known for injecting himself with CRISPR. Prominent genetic "biohacker" Josiah Zayner is under investigation by California state officials for practicing medicine without a license. Zayner has a background in biophysics and runs a company called The Odin, which sells do-it-yourself genetic engineering kits and other lab equipment intended for use…
Gene-editing consultants say ‘no sound scientific purpose’ to make CRISPR infants

Gene-editing consultants say ‘no sound scientific purpose’ to make CRISPR infants

He Jiankui was widely condemned for using CRISPR to edit the DNA of human embryos. Getty/China News Service When He Jiankui strolled onto stage at the second World Summit of Human Gene Editing and presented data on the world's first gene-edited human babies, there was only silence and a quick-fire shuttering of camera lenses.  In…
First U.S. Clients Dealt With With CRISPR As Human Gene-Editing Trials Get Underway

First U.S. Clients Dealt With With CRISPR As Human Gene-Editing Trials...

CRISPR gene-editing technology allows scientists to make highly precise modifications to DNA. The technology is now starting to be used in human trials to treat several diseases in the U.S. Molekuul/Getty Images/Science Photo Library hide caption toggle caption Molekuul/Getty Images/Science Photo Library CRISPR gene-editing technology allows scientists to make highly precise modifications to DNA. The…
The debate surrounding CRISPR gene-editing video

The debate surrounding CRISPR gene-editing video

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Researchers, ethicists knock choices behind gene-edited twins

Researchers, ethicists knock choices behind gene-edited twins

Enlarge / Chinese geneticist He Jiankui speaks during the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of Hong Kong days after the Chinese geneticist claimed to have altered the genes of the embryo of a pair of twin girls before birth, prompting outcry from scientists of the field. As more details regarding…
Dealing With Reaction, Chinese Researcher Protects Gene-Editing Research Study On Children

Dealing With Reaction, Chinese Researcher Protects Gene-Editing Research Study On Children

Chinese researcher He Jiankui speaks during the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong, on Wednesday. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption toggle caption Kin Cheung/AP Chinese researcher He Jiankui speaks during the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong, on Wednesday. Kin Cheung/AP The scientist who stunned the world by claiming he created the first genetically…
Reports out of China recommend very first human gene-edited children have actually been born

Reports out of China recommend very first human gene-edited children have...

Enlarge / He Jiankui, the scientist who has claimed to have led an effort to gene-edit humans. On Sunday, news reports indicated that the first gene-edited human babies had been born in China. As of right now, the information on what, exactly, has been accomplished is confusing. The scientist behind the announcement has made a…

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