He Jiankui shocked the world of genetics
Yes, I am very late to this party. The article I am writing about was published in Time on November 29th,
2018, a whole year ago. However, I was very shocked by the article, and thought it was worthy to share.
He Jiankui, a professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology, used CRISPR on embryos
against all ethical standards. The babies produced from the treat go by Lulu and Nana, and were intended
to be treated with CRISPR to disable a gene that helps HIV enter healthy cells. I think the most shocking
thing is that is performed the technique behind everyones back, against strict advice. Many problems
could arise from using CRISPR on human embryos, but He definitely has the guts to try. The only thing
left to do now is sit back and watch. The twins will forever be the focal point of every genetic
advancement from here on out. I am very interested to see what results occur.