Russian biologist plans more CRISPR-edited babies
Another scientist, this time in Russia, planning CRISPR-edited babies and targeting the same CCR5 gene as He Jiankui. "I think I’m crazy enough to do it," he says.
Dear Veronika Skvortsova & Russian Ministry of Health We implore you to look into statements made by Denis Rebrikov intending to use germline genome editing for reproductive purposes: Russian biologist plans more CRISPR-edited babies
A Russian biologist is planning to produce gene-edited babies, making him only the second person known to have done this. #CRISPR
CRISPR babies: Denis Rebrikov claims his technique will offer greater benefits, pose fewer risks and be more ethically justifiable and acceptable to the public. #CRISPR
Russian biologist plans more CRISPR-edited babies #geneediting #CRISPR
Russian biologist plans more #CRISPR -edited babies. If nothing else, the fact that he says 'I think I’m crazy enough to do it' should set off deafening alarm bells.
“I think I’m crazy enough to do it”, he says. Merriam-Webster: "cra·​zy | \ ˈkrā-zē: marked by thought or action that lacks reason".
Russian biologist plans more CRISPR-edited babies
Molecular biologist Denis Rebrikov is considering implanting gene-edited embryos into women, possibly before the end of the year if he can get approval by then.
As Wired put it, facile gene editing is the end of life as we know it. How does the ability to decide what genes our children have change what it means to be human? Now is a good time to read the NASEM report on gene editing if you haven’t yet.
We do not need scientists whose only concern is to become famous even at the cost of putting at risk the health of babies.
Russian biologist plans more CRISPR-edited babies
Ethically unjustified and technically unsound- Russian biologist plans more CRISPR-edited babies: “I think I’m crazy enough to do it”
Russian biologist plans more CRISPR-edited babies
Russian biologist plans to CRISPR-edit babies
Russian biologist plans more CRISPR-edited babies, because of course he does...
So, what’s the view of of this reckless plan of one of their fellows? #bioethics #crispr #crisprbabies #geneediting
"A Russian scientist says he is planning to produce gene-edited babies, an act that would make him only the second person known to have done this. It would also fly in the face of the scientific consensus that such experiments should be banned..."