Der Titel hier ist ja eigentlich der “chinesische” Menschenversuch, aber nun versucht sich doch auch ein Russe mit allen PR Mittel am genetischen Transhumanismus. Er hat jetzt mal auch gerade die Strategie geändert laut New Scientist, interessant anderen beim Denken in Zeitlupe zuzuschauen.
Both would-be parents in each couple have a recessive form of deafness, meaning that all their children would normally inherit the same condition. While the vast majority of genetic diseases can be prevented by screening IVF embryos before implantation, with no need for gene- editing, this is not an option for these couples. … That is exactly why Rebrikov, at Russiaʼs largest fertility clinic, the Kulakov National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology in Moscow, has sought out these very unusual couples. “It is clear and understandable to ordinary people,” he says. “Each new baby for this pair would be deaf without gene mutation editing.” Now Rebrikov has told New Scientist that he also wants to prevent children inheriting a form of deafness caused by mutations in the GJB2 gene. In western Siberia, many people have a missing DNA letter in position 35 of the GJB2 gene. Having one copy has no effect, but those who inherit this mutation from both parents never develop the ability to hear.