The Chinese government hopes to have the statement of a scientist to the birth of genetically engineered babies check. The National health Commission in Beijing announced that the case will be treated in accordance with the statutory requirements of the principle of responsibility for the health of the people.
The day before, had proclaimed researchers He Jiankui a Video of the birth of the world’s first genetically modified children: “Two beautiful little Chinese girl named Lulu and Nana came a few weeks ago crying and as healthy as any other Baby to the world.” He Jiankui, who works as a private lecturer at the Southern University of Science and Technology, have seven pairs of artificial insemination, sperm and oocytes are retrieved, in order to remove the embryos with the Genverfahren Crispr/Cas9 to a specific Gene. According to own statements he had made to the children by genetic manipulation are resistant to HIV.
A Chinese study register refers to the fact that He has planned such Experiments. His Team should have been working with childless couples, consisting of a healthy mother and a HIV-infected father.
What is Crispr? The genetic engineering Crispr –
The world of tomorrow and of the man himself. This is made possible by a new genetic engineering: Crispr/Cas9, in short, Crispr. With it, researchers want to make plants and animals. And heal the people of Aids, cancer, or genetic and hereditary diseases. The mechanism is simple, cheap and highly efficient. That’s what makes him so promising for science and economy – and so controversial.
Only a few years ago, the researchers have made the inside Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, the crucial discovery. They described how a self-defense system used by bacteria against viruses, as a General purpose factory stuff in the genome editing. Within months, the realization has changed the work in laboratories around the world. Even today, researchers are using Crispr/Cas9, for example in the field of biotechnology. Chinese researchers are testing them on human, if not enabled embryos to be life. the
it is Already: Crispr is everyday life. But how, when, why and for whom you should allow the genome tailoring? Yet these questions are still open. THE TIME and TIME ONLINE have to make of technology a focus dedicated to Crispr – Evolution-it-yourself.