Scientists say there’s no certain way to stop someone intent on monkeying with DNA, no matter what laws or standards are in place. CRISPR is cheap and easy to use — which is why scientists began to worry almost as soon as the technology was invented.
Scientists working on the frontiers of medicine fear the uproar over the reported births of gene-edited babies in China could jeopardize promising research into how to alter heredity to fend off a variety of disorders.
He Jiankui said he altered the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month to try to help them resist possible future infection with the AIDS virus — a dubious goal, ethically and scientifically.
A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.