Is What He Jiankui Did in Genetically Modifying Twins Really So Wrong?

Parent’s Magazine

A Chinese researcher, He Jiankui of China’s Southern University of Science and Technology, stunned and outraged the scientific world when he announced that he had genetically edited a pair of twin girls, on his own and without any official permission. He presented an account of his work at a meeting on genome editing in Hong Kong. He said twins Lulu and Nana were both…