SCIENTIST ALTERS KIDS’ DNA
A SCIENTIST who created the world’s first “designer babies” is under house arrest and could face the death penalty, it was claimed yesterday.
Dr He Jiankui created controversy in November when he revealed he had edited the genetic code of two baby girls before they were born.
Jiankui announced that he had changed their DNA to stop them being infected by HIV/Aids carried by their father.
But scientists have developed simpler techniques to ensure the disease is not passed on. | Daily Mail