It caused ethical criticism of an action taken as "dangerous" and "irresponsible"
A Chinese researcher has said that it has genetic fertilization with insulin, the twin twins of the AIDS virus and the ad-hoc criticism of a "dangerous" and "irresponsible" action.
He Jiankui, a professor at the University of Shenzhen, South China, posted a video on YouTube for two weeks in YouTube for two births to change the way the dead virus is. Father determined that HIV was positive.
Stanford is a researcher trained in the United States and a specialist in the Shenzhen Genome Laboratory, explained that he used the Crispr-Cas9 technique, called "genetic assurances", by removing and replacing unwanted parts of the genome. fix the bug in your computer.
Children, called "Lula" and "Nana", were born with an embryo-like in vitro fertilization before implanting their mother's uterus.
"After entering the egg field, an embryologist injects a Crispr-Cas9 protein from a future HIV infection by changing a gene protecting the girl," explains Jianku.
This self-proclaimed medicine event has not yet been independently verified. The Chinese team did not publish in the scientific journal.
"These results predict videos on YouTube are very practical scientific problems," said Nicholas Evans, a professor of philosophy at Lowell University in Massachusetts, in the United States, working on bioethical issues.
"This eliminates the process of control over many scientific advances, such as peer evaluation," he added, because AFP questioned it.
If it is reported, the issue creates "serious ethical concerns", said Sarah Chan, from the University of Edinburgh, referred to by the Science Media Center.
"Talking about these claims seems to be most fraudulent (…) deliberately fraudulent," he added.
He did not immediately answer questions from AFP.
His advertisement is Hong Kong's world genomics experts on the eve of a talk, which the researchers have to present in detail.