Research team permitted to edit DNA of young offenders

This week, the UK Secretary of State for Justice, Michael Gove, gave his first approval to use a gene-editing tool on 10 to 17 year-old criminals . Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute will attempt to modify DNA in donated offenders to better understand which human genes are responsible for extreme twattishness. Once isolated, a destroy and replace function enables the meek and gentle DNA of a lamb to be imported. In government efforts to alleviate a teeming adult prison population, the most violent young convicts will be given an ultimatum: accept gene therapy or accept fast-tracked assisted suicide in Zurich.

Geneticist Karen James commented, "No UK medical trials have been undertaken as we rely on some encouraging results from China; Beijing authorities have carried out similar experiments, albeit illegally, with a 36% unimpaired brain rate."

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