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Topic Reading-Vol.2426-12/2/2018

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2018/12/02 Topic Reading-Vol.2426-12/2/2018

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China baby gene editing claim ‘dubious’

A new unprecedented treatment by a Chinese medical expert has sparked outrage from scientists around the world. They call the gene editing unethical or even monstrous if that was what really implemented.

Genome editing, also called gene editing, is a group of technologies that give scientists the ability to change an organism’s DNA. These technologies allow genetic material to be added, removed, or altered at particular locations in the genome, according to the US National Library of Medicine.

The Chinese professor in a laboratory in Shenzhen, the capital of high-tech industry in China, claimed that he altered twin daughters’ embryos to prevent them from contracting HIV in the future while neither of their parents is infected by the deadly virus. It means there was no immediate need to alter their healthy genes. Then why did he do that? Did the parents want him to do the editing? Were they informed of sufficient information about the risks?

Though the world still isn’t ready for such ethical, moral medical treatment, technologies are advancing faster than ever before.

Read the article and learn what gene editing could mean to human lives.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46342195

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