Benjamin Hurlbut, a bioethicist at Arizona State University, conversed with the rogue Chinese scientist who created the gene-modified babies. Hurlbut is discussing human genome editing onstage at #EmTechMIT. http://bit.ly/30a90KP
Hurlbut, who He Jiankui told his story, says the Chinese scientist's motivation for creating CRISPR babies was to do it before Western scientists did. #EmTechMIT
For more on this controversy, we encourage to read some @antonioregalado's reporting from the past year. Here's a longread from December. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612554/years-before-crispr-babies-this-man-was-the-first-to-edit-human-embryos/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1568831641 …
And here's the news @antonioregalado broke a few weeks before. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612458/exclusive-chinese-scientists-are-creating-crispr-babies/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1568831760 …
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