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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. 

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. 

And here's the news @antonioregalado broke a few weeks before. 

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