The Creator of the CRISPR-twins made the list of influential people according to Time. But it is unlikely to be too happy about this

He Cisangkuy — the one who is now in custody in China for the creation of genetically modified twins — wanted to become famous. But certainly not in this sense. Revision Time included the Creator of the first CRISPRbabies in their list of “100 most influential people in the world” in 2019. But to reveal the profile of Czankra instructed one of the inventors of the CRISPR — Jennifer Doudna. You can tell she’s not a fan of the scientist.

He Cisangkuy made the list Time

In November it became known that the scientist created the twins, whose genomes have been modified using the tool for editing genes CRISPR. He thought he would become a hero of science and even receive a Nobel prize. “It is unfortunate that he got exactly what he wanted,” said geneticist Leonid Kruglyak of the inclusion of Heh in the Time list, which also included singer Ariana Grande and actor Rami Malek.

Hard to deny that he became famous for his experiment came to the top pages of the Newspapers and news sites for weeks. But Time turned to Doudna, a biochemist at the University of California at Berkeley, which not only created a tool CRISPR in 2015, but launched a campaign on preventing its possible misuse in the creation of designer children.

However, in his review Doudna behaved. She writes that He “foolishly experimented with girls”, arguing that “edit human embryos is relatively easy, but incredibly difficult to edit well,” and that the decision He “most likely will be remembered as one of the most shocking cases of misuse of scientific instruments”.

The question that worries many, encourage or help scientists CRISPR Heh. Nobody recognizes.

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