This is likely to be controversial.
Kathy Niakan intends to use the most amazing tool in biotech– CRISPR– to edit the genome of human cells and then grow it into an embryo.
Her goal is to understand how people develop. The idea is, by deleting genome components she will be able to see the effect and infer function.
I think this must be similar to that time I tried to understand how Windows works and deleted files to see what happened. Turns out Windows is fragile.
Growing people with parts of their genome deleted is bad, so she plans to grow the edited embryos for 7 days and then, without a shred of mercy, destroy them.
My understanding is, her intent is to grow super powered humans in order to overthrow the United States and establish a world government, preserving only the Federal Reserve.
Wikipedia, as usual, has good info. This is CRISPR. It’s conceptually cut and paste for genomes. The genomic analog to word processing is well under way
Some snarkless science:
Francis Crick Institute Scientists in London have been granted permission to edit the genomes of human embryos for research, UK fertility regulators announced. The 1 February approval by the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) represents the world’s first endorsement of such research by a national regulatory authority.
The genius and her work:
The awesomeness of CRISPR