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Forget designer babies. Here’s how CRISPR is really changing lives

Forget designer babies. Here’s how CRISPR is really changing lives

Even then, patients won’t get the treatments if insurers and governments balk at paying. It’s a real risk. For instance, a different gene therapy for beta-thalassemia, developed by Bluebird Bio, was pulled out of the European market after governments there refused to pay the $1.8 million price.   CRISPR 2.0 The first generation of CRISPR treatments […]

The creator of the CRISPR Babies has been released from a Chinese prison

The creator of the CRISPR Babies has been released from a Chinese prison

The existence of the CRISPR baby project was uncovered by MIT Technology Review on the eve of an international genome-editing summit in Hong Kong, held in November 2018. Following our report, He immediately posted several videos on YouTube announcing the birth of the twins, who he called Lula and Nana. The experiment was met with […]