Better All the Time: Designer Babies

It was big news a couple weeks ago when a Chinese scientist claimed to have genetically modified two twin baby girls to make them resistant to the HIV virus. Did he really do it? Will it work? Was it a good idea? And is this the beginning of the age of designer babies and ultimately designer humans?

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Chinese Scientist Claims to Use Crispr to Make First Genetically Edited Babies
https://tinyurl.com/yaalemht

Flawed DNA editing of alleged ‘designer babies’ may have put their health at risk
https://tinyurl.com/ydgnb9sn

Designer babies aren’t futuristic. They’re already here.
https://tinyurl.com/y9g4cn2p

In Defense of “Designer Babies”
https://bit.ly/2rbkVEq

Chinese scientist who edited twin girls’ genes He Jiankui missing for over a week
https://ab.co/2rqcfdq

WHO to discuss genome editing while Dr He Jiankui is missing
https://bit.ly/2BavqMB

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