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On November 26, Chinese scientist He Jiankui reported the historic live births of twin girls whose genes he had edited to include a variant protective against transmission of HIV. However, the move garnered negative reactions from both scientists and ethicists.

Dr Owen Schaefer, Research Assistant Professor from NUS Medicine's Centre for Biomedical Ethics, wrote in his commentary that his risky and reckless move may set the field of genetic testing and reproductive medicine back by misplacing the public trust towards scientists and researchers.

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