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Special Issue: We just crossed the genetic Rubicon. Maybe.

This couldn't wait for Saturday, y'all. Reports out of China today are claiming that the first genet
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Special Issue: We just crossed the genetic Rubicon. Maybe.
By Dave Guilford • Issue #126 • View online
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…

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese scientists are creating CRISPR babies
Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies
Gene-Edited Babies: China Scientist’s Claim On World’s First Gene-Edited Babies Sparks Denials
China's gene-edited CRISPR babies push bioethics into a dark new era — Quartz
I’m sure there will be more to update by Saturday, but I wanted y'all to see this as it was happening.
Have a fantastic week, and welcome to our brave, new world!
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