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Will human society allow the emergence of “gene-man”?

On November 26, He Jiankui, a scientist from Shenzhen, announced that a pair of genetically edited babies

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On November 26, He Jiankui, a scientist from Shenzhen, announced that a pair of genetically edited babies named Lulu and Nana were born in China in November. Since the genes of the twins were edited, they were able to fight AIDS after birth. However, the announcement of “Gene Editing Baby” immediately aroused strong repercussions in the international community and attracted many questions. The content of the question focused on the ethical issues, necessity and safety involved in the study.
After the news of “The First Gene Editing Baby” broke out, Chinese and local authorities paid close attention to it as experts worldwide voiced outrage at such use of the technology. The China Health Planning Commission, the Guangdong Provincial Health Planning Commission, and the Ministry of Science and Technology responded to the incident.

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