Chinese Designer Babies Had Their DNA Changed So They Can't Contract HIV

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He Jiankui caused outrage earlier this week when he told a genome summit he had changed the genes, the DNA of twin baby girls so that they could not contract HIV.
Why is his work controversial?
The Crispr gene editing tool could potentially help avoid heritable diseases by deleting or changing, but experts worry about future unknown consequences.

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