The idea of a lone scientist gone rogue has long been part of the public imagination. Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui may qualify as such, having likely created the world’s first gene-edited babies. David Cyranoski discusses the fallout and potential global consequences of He’s experiment. In this Nature article, Cyranoski provides a useful overview that scientists and anyone interested in the ethical issues gene-editing raises will find thought-provoking.
About the Author
David Cyranoski is a science writer based in Shanghai.
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