This couldn’t wait for Saturday, y'all.
Reports out of China today are claiming that the first genetically modified humans were born earlier this month. The twins, Lulu and Nana, were reportedly engineered using CRISPR/Cas9 technology to render them genetically resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera.
If these reports prove true, there are now beings walking amongst us (or crawling, anyway) who are genetically superhuman, even if ever so slightly. Again, if true, there is no going back from this, and we must now face all the ramifications of genetically optimized human germlines.
This is staggering, astounding stuff…