On Sunday let the Chinese scientist He Jiankui record a video where he claims to be the first to manage using Crispr-Cas9 embryos which has now been born. The children should be two twins and the goal was to give them resistance HIV infection. This will He Jiankui have done gbut to knock out a gene that creates a port where the HIV virus enters cells. He has turned to couples where one parent is infected HIV.
In his video compares He Jiankuis The new technology with IVF and how accepted it has become today.
"Media created panic around the first IVF birth, but for forty years, laws and morals have evolved alongside technology, which has helped eight million children to come to the world. Genetic surgery is yet another development of IVF and is meant to help only a small number of families, he says, and addresses the possibility of allowing children to be born without inherited diseases.
He Jiankuis engagement is controversial, not least because of thattake pipe a property of the children who will then inherit next generation. There are also other risks of redesigning. Secondly, other genes can be eliminated. Secondly, it seems as if there is a risk of higher susceptibility to other viruses, such as nilfeber. The question is also whether the parents knew all the risks and if the technology is really ripe enough to make people try.
The result of He Jiankuis Attempts have not been published nor confirmed by independent sources, but he has said to present it at a conference this week. Chinese authorities say in turn that they started an investigation of the case.