Well known Chinese scientist has claimed that he has Made world's first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered. He revealed it Monday, Nov. 26, in Hong Kong to one of the organizers of an international conference on gene editing.
A Chinese scientist has created the world’s first genetically edited babies- twin girls by altering DNA using a new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.
The Name of the scientist is said to be He Jiankui, he is from Shenzhen,
He made a dicloser saying
“I altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments, with one pregnancy resulting thus far. My the goal was not to cure or prevent an inherited disease, but to try to bestow a trait that few people naturally have—an ability to resist possible future infection with HIV, the AIDS virus.”
There is no independent confirmation of He’s claim, and it has not been published in a journal, where it would be vetted by other experts. He revealed it Monday in Hong Kong to one of the organizers of an international conference on gene editing that is set to begin Tuesday, and earlier in exclusive interviews with The Associated Press.
He said, “I feel a strong responsibility that it’s not just to make a first, but also make it an example. Society will decide what to do next in terms of allowing or forbidding such science.”
A few researchers were shocked to know about the claim and emphatically censured it. According to scientists, it’s too unsafe to try, and some scientists even denounced the Chinese report as human experimentation.