Seen in → No.59
Things moved quickly, as Gideon Lichfield showed on Twitter. Here’s a sequence (pun intended) over 24 hours.
- Chinese scientists are creating CRISPR babies
- Co-inventor Feng Zhang calls for moratorium on gene-edited babies
- Co-inventor responds to claim of first genetically edited babies
- Chinese scientists condemn CRISPR baby experiment as “crazy”
- The Chinese scientist who claims he made CRISPR babies is under investigation
Whether they were born, whether some of the protesting is for show, is somewhat moot. This will happen and laws and directives will be ignored, it’s “just” a question of scale.