Gene Therapy Net – News, Conferences, Vectors, Literature …

Posted on: 28 November 2018, source: fortune.comResearchers in China (Clinical project ‘Safety and validity evaluation of HIV immune gene CCR5 gene editing in human embryos’) used genetic engineering tools (CRISPR) to create twins theoretically immune to HIV, smallpox, and cholera, MIT Technology Review reported. The medical breakthrough is controversial, as many worry about eugenics and designer babies for the wealthy. The twins, named Lulu and Nana, according to lead scientist He Jiankui of Shenzhen in a YouTube video, were the result of in vitro fertilization (IVF). A few weeks old, they appear to be healthy. When they were a single cell, genetic surgery using a popular tool, CRISPR, removed the doorway through which HIV enters to infect people.

Watch the presentation of He Jiankui and discussion during Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hongkong, Wednesday November 28th, 2018.

See the rest here:

Gene Therapy Net – News, Conferences, Vectors, Literature …

Related Post

Comments are closed.