Chinese scientist says that for the first time he modified babies’ genes.
Moreover, he thinks that would be in great use when fighting chronic diseases.
The Chinese Scientist new gene-editing technique
He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist from the Southern University of Science and Technology in China said the human experiments were a huge success.
Moreover, He claims that he used his new gene-editing technique, CRISPR to manipulate the genes of twin girls.
Furthermore, he said earlier that the two beautiful girls Lulu and Nana came to this world healthy like any child.
In addition, he also said that the two babies are home now with their mom Grace and their dad Mark.
He says his team performed “gene surgery” on embryos created from their parents’ sperm and eggs.
In order to protect them from the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, which causes AIDS.
Moreover, the children’s father is HIV-positive.
Also, the scientist said on the video that the two babies were just a single cell.
Therefore, the surgery removed a doorway in which HIV enter to infect people.
Moreover, some people think that this research will be historic if it is true.
However, others might think that the whole procedure is not ethical and might be dangerous as well.
As the research has not yet been published in a scientific journal, many researchers are cautious about it.
In addition, the Church interfered as well and demonstrated a positive attitude about the procedure.
They said that the healthy baby girl will undoubtedly have an impact.
However, the scientist is now under investigations to see whether or not his claim breaks the Chinese law.
Moreover, Jennifer Doudna, a biochemist at the University of California said the work is a breakthrough.
Additionally, he said “we are struggling to figure out what happened and whether it happened properly.”
Although, he also added it is useless to make a new way to avoid HIV infection and there is an alternative.
He also added that we can eliminate the infection by simply “Washing”.
Moreover, some people are concerned about the reckless experimentations on human beings.
Marcy Darnovsky, executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society thinks that it is unethical.
“Throwing open the door to a society of genetic haves and have-nots undermines our chances for a fair and just future,” Darnovsky says.
However, the Chinese scientist motivated his claim with that the babies has no changes in their qualities.
He also added that he is making this only to prevent diseases from getting to future generations.
In addition, he also said “I understand my work will be controversial.”
Besides, he added “But I believe families need this technology. And I am willing to take the criticism for them.”
Therefore, this will undoubtedly be the greatest discovery of all times and will benefit humanity.