Bewildered scientists urge moratorium after Chinese researchers ‘edit’ human embryos
MIAMI: Global scientists renewed calls to halt controversial research to genetically edit human embryos after a Chinese team published details of a breakthrough attempt in this new frontier in science.
First reported by Nature News on Wednesday, the paper by Junjiu Huang, a gene-function researcher at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, and colleagues appears in a little known online journal called Protein and Cell.
In the paper researchers describe how they changed the genomes of embryos obtained from a fertility clinic.
The embryos could not have resulted in a live birth because they had an extra set of chromosomes after being fertilized by two sperm.
Researchers "attempted to modify the gene responsible for beta-thalassemia, a potentially fatal blood disorder, using a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9," said the report in Nature News.
The researchers injected 86 embryos and waited 48 hours for the molecules that replace the missing DNA to act.
这些研究人员注射了86个胚胎，然后等待了48小时 - 等待那些替代缺失DNA的分子起作用。
Seventy-one embryos survived, and 54 of those were tested. Researchers found that of those only 28 were "successfully spliced, and that only a fraction of those contained the replacement genetic material," said the report.
"If you want to do it in normal embryos, you need to be close to 100 percent," Huang was quoted as saying.
"That's why we stopped. We still think it's too immature."
Some Chinese are really revolting. They can skin live dogs and cats and eat them alive while the animals are writhing in pain. They can fry living snakes, lizards, rats and even worms. Therefore there is little wonder that they can also needle live human embryos. From the way this research is going on, it appears that present Chinese leadership seems to resonate with such thinking. It is frightening to think what such leaders can do to China and to other nations, if they are allowed to become more powerful.
Jahangir Chauhan•回 Aam Aadmi
Your hatred for China is apparent and amusing ay the same time.
MarG G Meri•回 Jahangir Chauhan•Mumbai•
Oh don't worry, they are just opening up their offsprings eyelids better, that's about it.
Askmore•回 MarG G Meri•Delhi•
Perhaps Indians can borrow the idea later on to clear up their armpits!
Word Of Mouth•回 Aam Aadmi•
You should really rename yourself are Filthy aadmi because all your comment is showing me is that you are hopelessly racist and then if someone still proves that they are better than you, you will get back to them with in a manner which is not even civilized. Chinese do not eat Dogs... Koreans do for your information because it seems you do not even know these facts accurately and still love to show off your ignorance on the internet. Is this how your mother brought you up?
Jahangir Chauhan• 回 Word Of Mouth•Cochin•
Koreans used to eat dogs but not,anymore, Chinese never ate dogs, the other guy simply does lack basic knowledge.Chinese are way better and smarter then us we need to accept this fact, even if it us cruel for some
Rajender• 回 Jahangir Chauhan•Unknown
Dog meat (Chinese: 狗肉; pinyin: gǒu ròu) has been a source of food in some areas of China from around 500 BC..
狗肉（中文：狗肉; pinyin: gǒu ròu）从大约公元前500来一直就是中国一些地区的一种食物来源…
subodh• 回 Jahangir Chauhan•New Delhi•
you useless brain who said chinese dont eat dog ? Dog meat very much consumed in China, Korea, Vietnam and in Switzerland. and the first country who consume in quantity of dog meat is China. so go some search and then post anything u brainless creature. and for your knowledge they dog meat used now in these countries are more than past.
Within India, Nagaland leads in dog eating. People refuse to take pet dogs outside for fear of loosing to fond dog meat eaters. Their next favorite is mknkey.
Sunny 回 indian •Unknown•
monkey meat gave aids and ebola virus,
Shakti OM•回 Jahangir Chauhan•KAILASH•
you put yourself so low bro----look at Indians who won Noble price; Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Har Govind Khorana, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Ronald Ross--They started winning in 1902 and the Chinese only in 1956--Even now no Chess Champion from China and no mathematical genius like Srinivasan Ramanujam--Go and study your history book bro---Did we not beat the Chinese in successfully launching a spacecraft to Mar---Go back to school bro!!
你把自己放得太低了，兄弟 -- 看看得诺贝尔奖的印度人：Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman、Har Govind Khorana,、Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 以及Venkatraman Ramakrishnan 和 Ronald Ross。他们从1902年开始得奖，而中国人只在1956年 - 即使现在也没中国人得国际象棋冠军，也沒有象Srinivasan Ramanujam那样的数学天才 - 去研究你的历史书吧，兄弟 - 我们成功发射飞船去火星，沒有击败中国人吗 - 学校回笼去吧，兄弟！
Askmore•回 Shakti OM•Delhi•
So, this is a challenge to pull up data- isnt it? Should we start? This is the classic false pride that Indians are a victim of.
Aam Aadmi•回 Word Of Mouth•India•
It seems that you have not bothered to check your facts and gone by the word of mouth. Chinese have been consuming dog meat for thousands of years. You need not go into the details; just refer to the Wikipedia. Please notice that I still used the words 'some' Chinese which underscores the fact there is no racial bias. And as far as your other remarks go, they reflect who you are. God bless you.
Jahangir Chauhan•回 Aam Aadmi•Cochin•
Your knowledge of histoey is not right who ever wrote that in histoey were Western historian who wrote such things against Chinese and civilization due to vuasedness and hated but if you pick lot of local Chinese historian and even unbiased western historian in middle ages rejected claim totally.
Sand Piper• 回 Aam Aadmi•Unknown•
Food means different things to different people. Stop criticising what people eat or don't eat. You can have your own perception of your food. Good luck.
Logical JAAT•Word Of Mouth•Haryana•
truthb is bitter some time .. cant call any one telling u the truth racist
ANTI CORRUPTION• 回 Aam Aadmi•
This clearly shows how much the Chinese universities have progressed in technology....What are our White Elephant institutes doing? Are these guys busy Campaigning for AAP party?
Jahangir Chauhan• 回 ANTI CORRUPTION•Cochin•
They are usually and in majority either bust in watching p0rn or playing lazy bums watching TV(idiot box).
baburajendran• 回 Aam Aadmi•Chennai•
Mr:Aam Aadmi, you're off the mark as for as this topic of editing human embryos is concerned. What have Chinese eating habits to do with the research in molecular biology and biotechnology? The Chinese scientists themselves openly admit that their experiment is not 100 percent foolproof. Had they wanted to misuse the research,they could have remained secretive. Personally,like you, I don't like Chinese,but it is a different topic.
philip• 回 Aam Aadmi•UAE•
A.Aadmi, Chinese are much smarter than Indians. You should appreciate their invention. I have travelled length and breadth of china. Their achievements are superb comparing to Indias. Some of their local airports are much Bigger than IGI Delhi airport. Go and see their high speed trains when the train runs we can't hear any noise superb. It is almost like the German ICE. Instead of making racist comments spend some money and travel around the world and get some experience
Anand Drivedi• 回 Aam Aadmi•Mumbai•
This is old news.
Maharishi Bharadwaj and ancient Rishis had already edited human embryos and changed the genomes during Vedic times as per RSS/BJP.
India had more advanced genetic researchers during Vedic times.
那是旧闻啦。按RSS/人民党的说法，Maharishi Bharadwaj 和古代的Rishis已经编辑了人类胚胎、改变了基因组。印度在吠陀时代就有了更领先的基因研究人员。印度胜利。
Felis leo• 回 Anand Drivedi•Location•
What you say = the green stuff coming out of the cow's posterior hole.
Sunny 回 Anand Drivedi•Unknown•
drivedi ji you are not fooling anyone.
Anand Drivedi• 回 Sunny SS•Mumbai•
Ha, Ha, Haaaaaaaaa..........you are so funny!!!
soarhigh• 回 Anand Drivedi•Mumbai•
Very true, And you are the result of such an editing gone wrong ? :)
Pug Pug• 回 Anand Drivedi•Unknown•
Height of idioticity. Are you haling form Gujarat?
Anand Drivedi• 回 Sunny SS•Mumbai•
No exceptions, according to Charles Darwin and evolution, all humans evolved from Apes in Africa........including the RSS chaddiwallas, MPs in Parliament and King Feku too!!
Oh yes, Apes are vegetarian. So I support the beef ban!!
Ramesh Purohit• 回 Anand Drivedi•India•
Thank you for enlightening us Maharshi Drivedi. Now when will you stop writing such drivel?
Anand Drivedi• 回 Ramesh Purohit•Mumbai•
Wait, wait.....I am flying on Maharishi Bharadwaj's pushpak bimana.........I am in the air right now. I will reply when I land on earth.
Tarzan • Canada•
When the WEST invented Fire Arms, Bombs no one said NOTHING, and they brought death of millions.
When the WEST invented NUCLEAR BOMBS, which erased human culture and created havoc no one said NOTHING.
Now that China is in to inventing new thing in stem cell research AHEAD of the WEST they cry and use force to STOP. Off-course it is unethical but who started it in the first place? It is just JEALOUSY and HYPOCRISY!
Always WEST wants to lead the WORLD to DESTRUCTION!
ENN DEE•Tarzan •Unknown•
This is different, playing with nature to that extent can lead to many disasters. And by the way Gun powder that made the basis of early Bombs and firearms was not west but Chinese invention
Coward Patel•回 Tarzan •Location•
Chinese did NOT stem cell research, they are just copying the techniques that are developed in Salk Laboratores. Chinks are useless to the human race!!
joykutty cherian• 回 Tarzan •Location•
But Chinese style of experimentation would be highly disastrous. Americans and Europeans almost foresee the results. But Chinese, I think they just go for wild experimentation, the consequences of which will be felt only in case of an eventuality. Plus, I feel, Chinese are most unreliable society in the world. Any now, be it West or China, playing with humanity would be disastrous...
km_bridge• 回 Tarzan •Washington DC•
It's not Chinese invention, you idiot! Go get an advanced degree f$cking moron. It's called the CRISPR technology invented by the Americans in the U.S. The Chinese used the technique to edit the genes, and ended in failure. Why do you guys like you even bother to talk when you have zero education in advanced science? Go do your labor intensive IT job and be happy with your boring, coding life.
Sultan of Swing• 回 Sandhya Manjhi•USA•
Needs to be stopped. The last gene mutation and we had Pappu and the whole country is suffering!!!
Imagine this research news coming out of an indian lab- i can hear and see everyone patting themselves. If it is Chinese, NO way!
想象一下这研究新闻出自一个印度实验室 - 我能听到、看到人人都在拍手拍脚。如果是中国人，没门！