human gene editing

Rogue Scientist Defends Gene-Edited Babies — And Reveals A Second Pregnancy

Speaking at a genetics conference in Hong Kong earlier today, embattled Chinese scientist He Jiankui said he was “proud” to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, despite receiving near-universal condemnation from his peers. Speaking publicly today for the first time, the scientist offered new details about his unauthorised,…

British Researchers Get Approval To Genetically Modify Human Embryos

British Researchers Get Approval To Genetically Modify Human Embryos

Less than a year after scientists in China became the first to genetically modify human embryos, a research team in Britain has been given the green light to perform similar work. It’s a huge moment in biotech history — one that could eventually lead to “designer babies”.