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The Russian scientists declared plans for creation of GMOs children

The biologist Denis Rebrikov told about intention to create the Russia's first children with the edited genes. The scientist will make an attempt "to disconnect" CCR5 gene coding protein which allows HIV infection to get into organism cages. Then embryos will be implanted to HIV-positive women. It is supposed that the risk of transmission of infection from mother to the child will be minimized. For carrying out an experiment Rebrikov needs to get approval of three departments, including, the Ministry of Health, writes the Nature magazine. The Russian biologist will work on a gene which the infamous Chinese scientist He of Jiangkui tried to modify earlier. However Rebrikov claims that his method will be more useful, safe and acceptable in society. Photo: to Share: ccr5 HIV gene children modification of rebrik embryo