Discussion and a & # 39; Of course, that is the comment that has been telling that a Chinese scientist would have a " The first generation of genetically modified babies in the world is to resist some of the diseases that use CRISPR genealogy technologies.
His controversy began when he made specific publications such as the MIT Technology Review magazine scientist He Jiankui, Video broadcasting on YouTube yesterday, where he asked a couple of genes to be changed.
According to the Chinese researcher, the girls, Lulu and Nana were born, "healthy a few weeks ago," thanks to the in vitro product with genetic modification technology "that will prevent them from being arrested by HIV."
In these videos, he says that he used the CRISPR / Cas9 method and who certifies the test; show that the genetic methods "are not intended to eliminate genetic diseases," but "to provide a natural ability for girls to resist the future of HIV Disease."
In order to achieve its goal, it says that CCR5 gene is "àactivated", which is a protein that allows HIV to enter into cell and that it means the development of DNA.
"I understand that my work is controversial, but I think families need this technology and I'm prepared to think about them," he says in one of videos.
However, the University of Science and Technology on the south of Shenzhen's big city challenged his professor in a statement and stressed he was even aware of his / her; this project.
The institute said he was "severely damaged by his case" and persuaded him, on leave this February, to come as soon as possible; as possible to give an explanation.
"The University will encourage international experts to investigate this event, which is a major breakthrough on the reflective and academic modes," said the center on its " a project, which has also raised questions about its fact, since it has come to date published in any scientific journal.
However, Chinese media recognizes today that the study has stimulated controversy between academics and its population across the country.
China Daily newspaper presents concerns about "ethics and effectiveness," and says that people with HIV are. in the parents of both children, naming Bai Hua, the leader of Baihualin, an anti-governmental group that deals with people with HIV. disease,
At the same time, more than 120 academics from a Chinese scientific community in a statement given to Sina Weibo, Chinese equivalent to Twitter, said "there is no" attempt to make changes in human changes through changes genetic "crazy," and by giving birth to these babies; behaviors "a big risk."
"The government needs to take rapid legislative steps to monitor this research strictly," added Chinese scientists.
There is also a dispute with & # 39; come a day before researchers in this area begin to have a significant change in meeting; genome, which will take place from November 27 to 29 in Hong Kong.
Globally, the Journal magazine went into the debate today and in an article explaining that the "unbelievable" news is taken among her; an international scientific community and, if it is true, "would represent a major jump in the use of human genes."
"It's very quick, dangerous and irresponsible," said the launch of Joyce Harper, a researcher at the University of London College.
"These tests show the dangers of normal and healthy children with no real benefit," the magazine is saying; stress it.
There is a nature to show that this type of device has not been used so far to investigate the benefit in a & # 39; abolish methods that cause disease, and say that a "scientific community" has long been trying to "create a genuine guide, long before such a case would arise.
In 2016, a group of Chinese scientists became a beginner in the use of people, especially with lung cancer patients, the CRISPR genetic methods technology, as reported by journal Nature.
However, scientists in the United Kingdom have discovered that the technology of the CRISPR generator can harm more cells than previously believed, according to a survey published this year with the same magazine.
With information from EFE / news24.com