The scientist, He Jiankui, is likely to face criminal charges.
As members of the human race, we desperately need to take a deep and intensive look at the ethics of CRISPR research. Ethicists have been arguing the issue for decades; it’s time to make some decisions—if tentative ones—before it’s too late. Clearly, regardless of the taboo or even government regulation, scientists are going to start conducting CRISPR-related experiments and research involving humans. It is imperative that we immediately lay down basic laws that prevent any sort of truly terrible things from being done. If we want to effectively regulate this new, risky wing of science, we have to take some preventative steps before it gets into full swing—if it’s not too late already.
"HE'S research was halted by the Chinese government.." Is everything written by kids lately? I give up. https://imgur.com/gallery/6Z9zVpM
I don't even think it is ethical to do this with animals