As a response to some other comments, it’s not fair to say that he has little or even 0 knowledge of genome editing. I’m not sure where the crash course news came from, but what he did attend at Berkeley in 2017 was a closed-door symposium on the ethic issues of CRISPR-mediated human genome editing, with participants inluding experts in genome editing, ethics, sociology, as well as US government representatives, and He was invited to give a talk. In fact, for me that was the most outraging and irony part, since if you’ve checked He’s blog back then, the topic of his talk was “Current safety issues with CRISPR-Cas9 techniques”, with a solid door slamming conclusion “Any activity of human germline genome editing is extremely irresponsible right now.” And he set off recruiting volunteer parents and creating genome edited babys almost immediately after flying back home, tracing back the timeline now.
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