Editing Humans for Fun and Profit

The Chinese have come out and admitted they now have the first genetically edited human beings in twin girls.

The article does cite some of the concerns with doing these kinds of things to human beings. I would add, doing this to anything is a grave concern.

There is so much we do not know about DNA. Going in and editing like we know everything about our actions there is over the top hubris.

Here’s an excerpt from the article and the link to the article:

Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.

If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics.

A U.S. scientist said he took part in the work in China, but this kind of gene editing is banned in the United States because the DNA changes can pass to future generations and it risks harming other genes.

Many mainstream scientists think it’s too unsafe to try, and some denounced the Chinese report as human experimentation.

The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, said he altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments, with one pregnancy resulting thus far. He said his 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.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joe Tittiger
    Nov 26, 2018 @ 10:11:40

    My research shows that the “evil ones” that rule this planet (certainly not the politician talking heads/puppets) are one of the major forces behind this trend. If they can not destroy our souls, (they have tried) they will attempt to destroy God’s creation in other ways. This genetic manipulation, in all of it’s forms,threatens life on planet earth. Especially things like GMO Scotts grasses, sold at the big box stores.

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  2. MsPony65
    Nov 27, 2018 @ 10:30:11

    Unethical at best. He did not even register his foray into human experimentation until well after the fact, which begs the question of how many other experiments he has attempted with no oversight by the scientific community.

    How does He Jiankui intend to test whether the child has immunity to HIV/AIDS? Will he expose her and her twin to the virus?

    This is just so wrong, in so many ways. One more incident of human experimentation.

    “What could go wrong?”

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