Adrien Locatelli, a French teenager claims to have injected DNA strands encoding verses from the Bible and the Quran in his thighs

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The world urgently needs better international oversight of “genome editing in human embryos for reproductive purposes,” says an editorial co-written by the heads of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine

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He Jiankui, who claims to have produced the world’s first genetically modified babies, faced critics at a Hong Kong conference. Article includes comments from our Jeffrey Kahn

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And the world snapped to attention. Using YouTube rather than an academic journal, He claimed that with the aid of CRISPR, he had helped create the world’s first babies — twin girls born a few weeks ago — whose genomes had been edited as embryos

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A Chinese scientist triggered confusion, alarm and shock across the scientific community Monday with the claim that he had edited the DNA of twin baby girls, Lulu and Nana, who he said had been born “crying into the world as healthy as any other babies” a few weeks ago

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The old boundaries of the human self are being blurred by technology. The risks are real, but the potential is astounding

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Better Humans

August 6, 2018

Human as a process: What awaits us in the coming age of bio-enhancement?

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“That constellation of features raises questions about what would happen and what could be done about it,” says Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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