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GENETICALLY EDITED BABIES POCESS NEW TALENTS

Chinese scientist who claims to have made the world’s first genetically edited babies may have done much more than that.

Research, until now, has never proved the competence of gene alliteration on unborn babies because of lack of knowledge regarding DNA and chemistry of the foetus, let alone embryo’s

He may have boosted their memory and cognition.

He Jiankui claimed to have modified genes of twin babies named Lulu and Nana in the embryo before their birth using CRISPR, the gene editing tool. The procedure was performed with the intention that the babies resist HIV to a larger extent.

He attempted to remove a gene called CCR5 which is essential for the virus as it requires the gene to enter cells.

But present research suggests it may have done much more.

CRISPR can identify specific sections of the gene and cut it from the sequence. This is how faulty genes are removed because they are undesirable mutations and hence has the ability to treat diseases.

CRISPR has found that there are several other consequences in the brain in the research studied UCLA biologist S. Thomas Carmichael, and his team.

New research has found that the same ‘edit’ also has other consequences. A team member, Alicino is quoted to have said, “The simplest interpretation is that those mutations will probably have an impact on cognitive function in the twins, that is why it should not be done,” he said.

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Evidence of the link between CCR5 and cognition has been available since 2016 which is why this experiment was open criticized on a global stage. The research is currently why he is under investigation.

The team also underlined the difference between correcting deficits in adult patients and engineering enhancements before a baby’s birth.

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