Today’s New York Times contains an article about a Chinese scientist who allegedly used the gene editing technique Crispr to create genetically altered twin girls. This revelation has sparked a huge ethics outcry in the scientific community. The future Mr. Allison weighs in:
The researcher, He Jiankui, said that he had altered a gene in the embryos, before having them implanted in the mother’s womb, with the goal of making the babies resistant to infection with H.I.V. He has not published the research in any journal and did not share any evidence or data that definitively proved he had done it.
But his previous work is known to many experts in the field, who said — many with alarm — that it was entirely possible he had.
“It’s scary,” said Dr. Alexander Marson, a gene editing expert at the University of California in San Francisco.
That’s all we hear from Dodi, but you know Peter Baugher got a hardon when Donkey phoned him regarding her beloved’s appearance in the paper of record.
Re: babies, altered and otherwise, since Donk tells EVERYONE that, more than anything, she wants a husband and a family – so bisexual – we sure hope the good doctor is using condoms.