Scientist Claims World’s First Gene Edited Twins

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A Chinese scientist claims he has created the world’s first-ever genetically-edited babies.

The scientist alleges that he edited the genetic codes of twin baby girls while they were still embryos.

The twins’ parents suffer from HIV.  The DNA changes supposedly make the twins resistant to the disease.

The claims have not been verified but if true, the procedure would raise significant ethical questions that surround gene-editing.