First Genetically Modified Human Being Is Raising Concerns for Researchers
First Genetically Modified Human Being. A genetically modified organism is an organism that has had its DNA altered or modified in some way. Mostly, the organism is altered with DNA from other organisms like bacteria, plant, virus or animal. However, DNA altering has now caught up with human beings!
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) is a new genetic editing tool, which scientists claim transforms the field of biology. For many years, scientists have been experimenting on gene editing techniques in order to find the best tool to alter DNA. Now, they think they have found it.
The child they call ‘Crisper’, after the the name of the genetic editing tool (CRISPR) used to create him, is being held at a lab in a secret location somewhere in the southern United States. The informant, who refused to give the media anything more than this photo and brief information about the child, says his life could be in danger if he was caught talking to anyone. “I’m scared,” the informant said. “The plans they have are way beyond this child. The child that is not even 100% human, and is locked in a small room the majority of the day. They have bigger plans, plans to clone humans and make them assassin for the government. It’s a terrible, terrible thing.”