In last year’s action film “Rampage,” which featured Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, CRISPR gene-editing technology turns a gorilla, a wolf, and a crocodile into monsters the size of skyscrapers that destroy Chicago.
If you missed the movie, you may have caught wind of He Jiankui. Near the end of 2018, the Chinese scientist reported having used CRISPR to produce the first-ever gene-edited babies. (He currently faces criminal charges in his home country for violating national guidelines, not to mention global scientific ethical standards.)
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