Chinese Researcher may have Genetically Engineered a Real Baby

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By: Peter Kratz

Chinese scientist He Jiankui has recently rearranged a baby’s genetics to make the two twins immune to HIV. He chose HIV ( a disease that leads to AIDS) because China’s HIV rate has rose 14% in the second half of this year. This sounds like a deed with good intent, but many other researchers in his field are outraged because they don’t think that human genetics should be tampered with.

For more information: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a25305651/he-jiankui-crispr-genetic-editing-twins-aids-hiv/

This relates to engineering because CRISPR (a genetic editing tool) is a cool piece of tech. This is also considered BioMedical Engineering.