What is genetics known for in China?
Genetic engineering is a science that has recently received a great boost in view of the fact that half of the human genome is in a dormant state; some people wanted to learn more about the inactive human genome and get benefits from it. The ability to cut out pieces of DNA and insert others in their place will make it possible in the future to deprive human embryos of poor heredity. Already, scientists from China's meringues of special labor identify various hereditary pathologies at the genetic level and correct everything at the initial stage of fetal development. Genetic engineering even goes further, with the help of artificial insemination you can conceive a child even when nothing comes of it naturally.
On the one hand, this practice is beneficial, but on the other hand, when in 2018 in China, the doctor changed the genome at the embryo stage in two children so that they did not have unnecessary heredity, this topic was negatively evaluated in newspapers and magazines. Everything turned out to be simple, thanks to the doctor who removed the unnecessary gene from the father of an AIDS patient, two healthy children were born.
A Chinese scientist did a good deed, for which he paid. In 2019, they learned about his successes and brought to criminal responsibility. Strange, but in China everything is clearly not as it should be, since in China they relate to discoveries, so only soulless robots can relate to their own kind.
If you are interested in the topic of genetic engineering, we recommend that you read the article on the Newsweek.com portal, it is just reported that officials in China have put the scientist He Jiankui behind bars. This is only because he allegedly conducted some forbidden experiments in the field of genetic engineering. Along the way, the scientist was also financially punished for three million Chinese Tugriks. If we translate into the usual rubles, then this is an amount approximately equal to 27 million rubles. It turned out that the fine had to be paid for the fact that the scientist He Jiankui shared his achievements at the International Summit on Editing the Human Genome. In fact, the scientist told the world about his successful experience in terms of genetic engineering, using the CRISPR technology, he disabled the CCR5 gene. This gene oversees the inflammatory functions of the body. In fact, the doctor turned off the gene responsible for immunity.
The scientific world was clearly not ready to understand at that time an avant-garde scientist from China. And China itself, fearing pressure from outside, put the scientist in jail. The grief scientist did not work alone, he was assisted by two laboratory assistants who also appeared in the dock. All three somehow violated a law that forbids editing the human genome. They presented everything as if the scientist experienced self-interest from his research, received fame and appreciation of the entire world community.
It is clear that if the scientist He Jiankui brought up a chimera and forced her to guard his suburban residence, then everything is clear, but in the case when money is zero and benefits are zero, only the parents of the children and the children themselves benefit, then that`s all strangely looming. Experts evaluating the work of the scientist were less competent than the scientist He Jiankui.
While it is not known exactly what the complete shutdown of CCR5 will lead to, and if so, Themis in China decided to condemn the scientist for unethical behavior.
As China is not trying to divert public opinion to one side, the CRISPR method itself is actively used and actively promoted around the world, and the practice of editing the human and animal genome no longer surprises anyone.
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