Der chinesische Menschenversuch

Montag 10.12.2018

War doch nur alles Fake? ipscell

He gave a talk at the 2nd international genome editing meeting showing some data in a blur of slides to try to back up his claim. However, the data he presented really proved close to nothing. There’s no way for any of us to know where his sequencing data (shown and not shown) came from biologically. Did the data in fact come from fetal-derived materials and from actual babies as claimed? Or instead did the data come from CRISPR’d stem cells? From embryos that were never implanted? Unless the Chinese government intervenes with an aggressive investigation that includes direct sampling of the twin’s and parents’ DNA followed by independent sequencing, we may never know the truth. If the family doesn’t consent, such government action would be almost certainly be ethically impermissible in my view and I’m not advocating they do it, but without such direct evidence there’s probably no way to be sure what happened.