It appears that researchers in China have facilitated the birth of the first "designer baby" – actually babies, twin girls who are supposedly genetically resistant to HIV. But such an advancement is fraught with peril.
Fascinating new article in the New York Times Magazine about how gene editing, A.I. and other technologies will transform humanity. The Times sat down with noted experts Siddhartha Mukherjee, George Church, Jennifer Egan, Catherine Mohr and Regina Barzilay.
The news about the twin girls in China whose DNA was altered to be resistant to HIV raises ethical questions about how we make babies in the short term and our evolutionary trajectory as a species over the longer term.