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Why Everyone Freaked about the Chinese Scientist, Dr. He, Editing Babies

In November, Chinese researcher, Dr. He Jiankui, jumped head first into a pool of controversy, carrying one of our most powerful new tools since nuclear fission: the genetic editing technology CRISPR-Cas9. His work has been described as “shooting a bird with a Cannon” and prompting “outrage, fear, and disgust.” Genetic modification holds untold possibilities for curing disease and improving human health, yet Dr. He could not have gone about this groundbreaking work in a worse way.

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