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Genomics: Scientists call for tighter regulation of SA human genetics research

Chinese scientist He Jiankui has ignited global controversy by announcing the birth of Lulu and Nana, the first twins whose DNA has been genetically edited to make them resistant to HIV infection. The birth of the twins has opened up a can of worms as scientists and governments ponder the ethical, legal and social dimensions of human genetics and genomics research — and the unknown consequences....

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Published By: dailymaverick - Friday, 7 December