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Monday, November 26, 2018

A scientist in China claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies, a move that would be a ground-breaking medical first but which has generated a barrage of criticism.

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Scientists all around the world were also critical, with some saying a YouTube video was an inadequate way of announcing scientific findings, and others warning that exposing healthy embryos and children to gene editing was irresponsible.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-11-26 01:42 PM | Reply

If true... imagine... HIV proof humans!

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-11-26 01:44 PM | Reply

Go watch Gattaca. That's our future.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-11-26 02:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yep. One movie I can't forget.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-11-26 02:19 PM | Reply

Pretty soon the average Chinese baby will be six inches taller, with round eyes, blond hair and a 10 inch you-know-what. It's almost like I was the model for the "AFTER" picture of this, and Tremain the "BEFORE".

#5 | Posted by Spork at 2018-11-26 03:05 PM | Reply

KHHHHAAAAAAAAN!

#6 | Posted by bored at 2018-11-26 05:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

genetically modified humans living in a "social credit" society alongside AI and advanced robotics. let's assume the criteria for being a success remains about the same..the skill set to achieve "success" is gonna' change big time.

#7 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-11-26 08:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

China baby gene editing claim 'dubious'

www.bbc.com

#8 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-11-26 10:59 PM | Reply

#3 That's an awesome movie Dr Jones nice reference, I was thinking the same thing when I read the headline...yes I agree that'll be our future.

#9 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2018-11-27 10:32 AM | Reply

One gene edited President hard at work while the other plays golf.

#10 | Posted by LesWit at 2018-11-27 10:38 AM | Reply

A totalitarian state where people are starving claims to have mastered genetic editing of a human?

I'm calling BS.

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-27 04:06 PM | Reply

...with no proof. FTFY

#12 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-11-27 08:17 PM | Reply

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