At the end of last year, a Chinese scientist named Ye Jianqiu boldly claimed to have produced the world's first genetically modified humans. Working with embryos from families with HIV-positive parents, the scientist uses the CRISPR gene editing technology to delete a specific gene. result. Indeed, it is possible to delete the gene called CCR5 to make them smarter than they would be, but it will take some time before we know for sure.
As MIT Technology Review According to reports, babies known as Lulu and Nana have removed the CCR5 genes in the gene editing process while they are still just embryos. This gene is associated with suppression of cognitive function in laboratory tests. Real-world observations also point to the lack of a CCR5 gene associated with higher intelligence at school, and a new study shows that its absence can help people recover more quickly after a traumatic event such as a stroke. whether he has any intention of altering the cognitive abilities of the children he has experimented with, and never made clear whether he believes there is a link between the CCR5 gene and the cognitive function. The last thing we heard of him was that the scientist was under house arrest, as the Chinese government determined how to deal with the case. their brains are affected in a significant way. Scientists, following the case, have noted that we will not know the full impact of the changes He made while the youths are not growing.
However, there is a good reason why the genetic community is so firmly opposed to human modification, and that is a great example. If girls are smarter, this is one thing, but the opposite (or worse) may also be true.