Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Chinese Scientist Who Created CRISPR Babies Could Face The Death Penalty, Fellow Geneticist Warns

quote [ A British geneticist is worried that He Jiankui the Chinese scientist responsible for the birth of genetically modified human twins, He could face the death penalty for corruption and bribery charges.... ]

"which could make the twin girls more vulnerable to influenza, among other known and unknown health problems." So good for HIV, but don't sneeze.

Be interesting to see if we hear anymore if this.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 WTF]
[by R1Xhard@2:48pmGMT]


perezoso said[2] @ 3:24am GMT on 10th Jan [Score:2]
Science establishment-prompted bullshit headline. The intent is to garner sympathy for "scientific freedom" or some other crackpot rationalization for "give me public money and let me do whatever the fuck I want in the lab, including personal profit from your tax dollars, and including things that put other people at physical risk".

Sure, the George Church's of the world are probably pissed at him, and a little envious at all the attention he's getting, but they nevertheless will underhandedly (or sometimes even overtly) defend him ... not out of sympathy but out of self-interest.

Such are the ethics of this class of biotech doods trying to push the edge. I know some of them personally and I so attest.
foobar said @ 3:48pm GMT on 9th Jan
History will remember him as a hero.
Dienes said @ 4:21pm GMT on 9th Jan [Score:2]
History is going to remember him as a Goofus example in a science and research ethics course.
arrowhen said @ 7:20pm GMT on 9th Jan
Gallant commentary, as always.
foobar said @ 3:10am GMT on 10th Jan
History won't distinguish bioethicists from anti-vaxers and electrosensitives.
Hugh E. said @ 6:27pm GMT on 9th Jan
Who will be remembered as a hero?
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:25pm GMT on 9th Jan
angryburger said @ 7:43pm GMT on 9th Jan
The S stands for “hope”.
backSLIDER said @ 8:46pm GMT on 9th Jan
Hope Family Man doesn't have the same ring.
cb361 said @ 9:44pm GMT on 9th Jan
Hmmmm... Crispry.

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