2019 TIME 100 List: He Jiankui

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He Jiankui made 2019’s TIME 100 List of most influential people under the category of “Pioneers,” with a feature written by Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9 and professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Scientist He Jiankui proved that human embryo editing is relatively easy to do, but incredibly difficult to do well. Going against medical and ethical norms, he applied it to the genomes of twin girls to give them immunity to HIV.

 

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