China’s Twin CRISPR Babies May Have Shorter Life Span Because Of Mutation

Genetically enhancing human beings offers infinite potential benefits in health and medicine, but it could also cause significant harm in ways scientists cannot foresee.

For instance, Chinese scientist He Jiankui used CRISPR to genetically edit the genes of twin girls Lulu and Nana in 2018 in a bid to protect them from HIV. Specifically, he modified a gene called CCR5.

Now, new research reveals that he may have also shortened their lives in the process.

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