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World's first gene-edited babies reported in China

Nov 26, 2018 13:14 IST

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies. The researcher said he altered the DNA of twin girls born this month with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics. A U.S. scientist said he took part in the work in China.

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