What is your approach towards gene-edited human babies?

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The untold story of the ‘circle of trust’ behind the world’s first gene-edited babies.

0802_Crispr_JK_1280x720.jpg He Jiankui, at a question-and-answer session after presenting his embryo-editing work in November 2018, has not spoken publicly since then. Photo taken by: ANTHONY KWAN/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES. Image source: https://www.sciencemag.org.

ma_0802_Crispr_humanembryo_PF1_700p.jpg One of He Jiankui's colleagues works with a human embryo. Photo taken by MARK SCHIEFELBEIN/AP PHOTO. Image source: https://www.sciencemag.org.

60% of the people in China are supporting gene-edited babies in the cause to make protection against certain diseases, or make make immunity, but this is a very dividing topic worldwide.

According to the statement of the WHO (World Health Organization) expert advisory committee, the human genome-editing is an "irresponsibility" at this time.

Some (or many?) people describe the Chinese scientist (He Jiankui) as a "rogue scientist". What do you think about gene-edited human babies?

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Humans should NOT edit/modify humans genetically at all. This is dangerous and could have serious consequences, so I don't support it at all. (28.57%) 4 / 14
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There is nothing wrong with genetically edited/modified human babies. Maybe this will even solve one or more health problems of mankind. I support it. (21.43%) 3 / 14
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I have one or more questions/concerns about it, but I generally support it. (14.29%) 2 / 14
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I have a lot of questions/concerns about it, but I generally support it. (14.29%) 2 / 14
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I have a lot of questions/concerns about it, and I generally don't support it. (14.29%) 2 / 14
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I have one or more questions/concerns about it, and I generally don't support it. (7.14%) 1 / 14
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