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China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

3 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
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hina’s government was the source of funding for the first edit of human embryonic genes in 2015, and innovative use of the CRISPR-cas9 tool continues to happen largely in China. Additionally, while pluralities of Westerners view various technological enhancements to human biology to be “morally unacceptable” and risky, some evidence indicates the Chinese may be more open to such ideas.
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the publication's newsletter, app and website.
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