Twin Girls Might Be The World’s First Gene-Edited Babies

Chinese researcher He Jiankui of Shenzhen, along with US scientist and bioengineering professor Michael Deem, assisted in making the world’s first gene-edited babies. While this was not announced in a journal or peer reviewed as of yet, Jiankui asserts that he used a tool during the fertilized embryo stage of recently born twin girls. His goal was to offer them the ability to resist HIV infection …

Research Debunks the Myth of HIV’s Patient Zero

One man has been blamed for the spread of HIV across the US: Gaetan Dugas. Often referred to as “Patient Zero,” he was characterized as a flight attendant whose promiscuity sparked the epidemic nationwide. Finally, research surrounding the origins of the virus have shown that Dugas, in fact, could not be responsible. According to Dr Richard Elion, the myth of Patient Zero was likely created …