Date: 2 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

China declared the birth of the first-ever genetically modified twins


The group of the Chinese scientists under the direction of He Tszyankuya from scientific Institute of Technology in Shenzhen said that she managed to create the first-ever genetically modified twins. As reports to CNET, genes of twins were edited by means of CRISPR-Cas9 technology which allows to find the necessary gene in DNA and to remove or correct it.

Is noted that scientists edited only one gene - CCR5 that has to reduce risk of development of HIV at them. Scientists claim that twin girls Lulu and Nana "were born same healthy, as well as other babies" and that the technology of editing worked safely, воздействовав only on one gen.
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It should be noted that the statement for the birth of genetically modified twins was not confirmed yet by independent experts, and results of a research were not published in the scientific magazine.

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