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Gene-edited babies

Sarah Best

13th December 2018

A story broke recently about a Chinese scientist who claims to have created the first genetically edited babies.

The scientist He Jiankui claimed that he had altered the genes of twin baby girls so that they would not contract HIV. The twin girls have been born and will be monitored as they grow up.

He Jiankui has been widely condemned by scientists around the world, if in part as gene-editing is still experimental in nature.

The article could be used for the topics Global Development and Health.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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