Hank Greely writes, When He Jiankui announced the birth of twin girls whose DNA he had modified … he justified his actions on the ground that he had given the two girls lifetime immunity from HIV infection. … Not only was He ethically wrong in doing this work, but its scientific basis was even weaker than generally recognized.

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Couples will soon choose their future kids from 100 clinic-created embryos, writes Henry Greely

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There’s less going on here than meets the eye

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hank Greely: On April 2, 2013, President Obama launched the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative®. (Neuroscience has yet to reveal why an initiative about the brain had to have an acronym that spelled BRAIN; * legal issues explain the trademark notation.)

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The NIH should get on board. Hank Greely writes in an op-ed, ” Thirty years ago Paul Simon immortalized one of the first animal-human transplants with the lyrics, “These are the days of miracle and wonder.… Medicine is magical and magical is art. Thinking of the boy in the bubble and the baby with the baboon heart.”

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Hank Greely: “I got an email entitled “Invitation: Bioethics Workshop.”… It invited me to a full day workshop on Saturday, January 24 in Napa Valley “to discuss the bioethical issues raised by the explosion in new genomic editing methods.” With some qualifications for calendar uncertainties, I said “yes!”

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