Started Feb 22, 2019 06:00PM UTC   •   Closed Jan 01, 2020 07:59AM UTC

Nesta asks

Between 22 February and 31 December 2019, how many CRISPR gene-edited babies will be born?

The gene-editing of human embryos is a controversial topic (BBCThe Guardian). In November 2018, Chinese professor He Jiankui announced that genetically modified twins had been born in China (NPR, NY Times). There are reports that his work resulted in another pregnancy that was ongoing as of late January (BBC).

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The question closed "1" with a closing date of 1 January 2020 (Xinhua [in Chinese], Nature).  

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