On November 25, young Chinese researcher He Jiankui became the center of a global firestorm when it was discovered that he had allegedly made the first CRISPR-edited (genetically modified human) babies; twin girls named Lulu and Nana. Since the story broke, many have balked at the ethics of such an experiment and He has gone missing.
Antonio Regalado broke the story for MIT Technology Review, and He himself originally seemed unafraid. In fact, He described the experiment in person at an international gene-editing summit in Hong Kong. The experiment was done, according to He, to help make humans resistant to the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) for their entire lives by giving them a specific gene capable of doing such.
He Jiankui of Shenzhen, the Chinese scientist claiming to have altered twin girls’ genes, said he altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments, with one pregnancy resulting thus far. He said his goal was not to cure or prevent an inherited disease, but to try to bestow a trait that few people naturally have: the ability to resist possible future infection with HIV, the AIDS virus. Although his path is paved with good intentions, many have warned of the dangers of this type of genetic modification.
He said he chose embryo gene editing for HIV because these infections are a big problem in China. He sought to disable a gene called CCR5 that forms a protein doorway that allows HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to enter a cell. But not all scientists are on board with He’s genetic modifications. –SHTFPlan
It is still unclear if He did what he claims to have done. Nonetheless, the reaction was swift and severe. The uproar over the unproven report of gene-edited births in China has researchers elsewhere worried about a backlash. In this case, the backlash was so severe, that He has gone missing. According to the San Francisco Gate, He’s employer, the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, denied reports that the scientist was detained by any human acting as “authority” or government. “Right now nobody’s information is accurate, only the official channels are,” a spokesperson told the South China Morning Post. She refused to comment further.
There are only two outcomes to He’s experiment: he was successful, or he was not successful. Let’s assume he failed miserably and some scientists are correct that he violated ethics rules. He would have likely already been arrested considering the scientist was far from keeping this experiment a secret. Let’s now assume he was successful and created human beings that can resist a virus that there is no known cure for, and for which medications help make pharmaceutical companies millions of dollars each year.
This all begs the same question: why would a well-respected scientist go missing if He has already made this public and claimed no wrongdoing? To be fair, this is an ethical gray area. But what if He found a way for humans to resist a virus that can only be treated with very expensive medications provided by Big Pharma? Is that the reason he’s missing?
It makes you wonder…
Can one cure cancer or HIV considering the massive monetary loss to pharmaceutical companies?
One just can’t go around curing diseases all willy-nilly like that and not expect consequences.
He no more. He gone.
Why are we training the Chinese in our universities???
See Liam Hoekstra, the German Superboy. Scientists at DARPA want to create supersoldiers.
Look at the amount of weight, and understand that bodybuilding is mainly for appearances.
(There are far worse things he could be doing with his time, fwiw.)
A typical racist acting tough behind the keyboard.
Hiding out or taken out?
Maybe he just went fishing.
Sum Ting Wong.
Ho Lee Fuk.
Maybe he was kidnapped by the globalist
I think it safe to say global warming scientist have nothing to worry about.
Like I always say, modern scientist are imbeciles.
Don’t have sex outside of marriage, problem solved for Aids. Without sickness big pharmacy would cease to exist. Natural healing remedies are provided for free in nature but our healing is controlled by capitalist charlatans. One huge circle jerk as politicians are paid off to support this non healing medical tyranny.
Nobody can stop this… Super Humans are coming sooner rather than later…
Stan is right and that goes for chemical warfare in WW1 to present day, Germ Warfare from medieval times to present day, automated systems with remote operators to self propelled to autonomous robotics. Eugentics will NOT stop because some nation like China will use them…so we must counter it.
I’m genuinely surprised that germ warfare has not caused massive contamination as secruity protocols are hopelessly lax and these are all genetically modified as well as developing delivery systems for triggering into ventilation and aerially and via water.
It’s only a matter of time.
Why has the USA not stopped using weapons like fleschettes, landmines, and bombies? Because other nations still use them.
Aids isn’t a gene what a load of rubbish. We was obviously working on something else and aids was a cover story. Well he isn’t the first to go missing won’t be the last. At 25 what real experience does he have?. This story us just that.
Nana-Nana Lulu, He’s now a pile of doo-doo.
This is like the antibiotic resistant bacteria. In nature, they would have enzymes, which convert the drug to a poison. They have technically lost some genetic variation and the enzyme, so are degenerate, have lost some vigor. It’s not evolution. It’s devolution.
“CCR5 Δ32 is a 32-base-pair deletion that introduces a premature stop codon into the CCR5 receptor locus, resulting in a nonfunctional receptor.”
If He Jiankui’s claims are accurate, people are simply making a choice about the human condition.
This is technically a form of genetic damage.
This technology is being routinely tested now in animals. It is not being ignored. The rot is that the companies doing the research will not release any results that would threaten big pharma.