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China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

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posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.


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In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they had engineered embryos to modify the gene responsible for the fatal blood disorder thalassaemia.

The team, led by Junjiu Huang attempted to head off fears of eugenics by claiming the embyos were ‘non-viable’ and could never had become babies.

But critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research saying it was the first step towards designer children and called for a worldwide ban on the practice.



I thought the world was further than this in genetic research? We haven't even produced designer babies yet?

Are humans way behind schedule as a species?

edit on 4/23/2015 by HD3DSURROUNDSOUND because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND
Seems some progress needs to be made.



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 04:45 PM
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Already posted....
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posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 04:48 PM
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Please continue in THIS existing thread. Thanks.




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