December 4, 2019

China Gene-Edited Baby Experiment ‘May Have Created Unintended Mutations’

(The Guardian) – The gene editing performed on Chinese twins to immunise them against HIV may have failed and created unintended mutations, scientists have said after the original research was made public for the first time. Excerpts from the manuscript … Read More

December 4, 2019

For HIV-Positive Babies, New Evidence Favors Starting Drug Treatment Just After Birth

(NPR) – Now, results from a clinical trial in Botswana support that hunch. In Science Translational Medicine, researchers report on 10 HIV-positive babies who were started on a drinkable three-drug cocktail of conventional antiretrovirals within their first days. After they … Read More

December 3, 2019

China’s CRISPR Babies: Read Exclusive Excerpts from the Unseen Original Research

(MIT Technology Review) – Earlier this year a source sent us a copy of an unpublished manuscript describing the creation of the first gene-edited babies, born last year in China. Today, we are making excerpts of that manuscript public for … Read More