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"And one last thing there's back stating your child, and then there's this and dubious claim in China, a researcher is claiming he's altered the DNA of two twin girls who were born earlier this month geneticist and fertility specialists announcing the so called breakthrough on YouTube, and he basically said without any evidence that will try to make children who are more resistant to HIV aids by putting in different genes than the ones that they're born with here, that's Arthur Caplan whose field suddenly became extra relevant overnight. I'm the director of medical ethics at NYU's Langone medical center. See for years scientists had been tinkering with the DNA of living humans instead of transplants. You can actually alter the DNA that is creating cystic fibrosis or sickle cell the list goes on. But whatever happens in that experiment. Does not get passed down to your kids? This would be different gene editing, the genes that are in an embryo meaning. They're going to be passed on to children, and then to future generations, the other thing that's different. He says is that this researcher isn't actually fixing disease. He says he's creating humans on the genetic level that are just more immune to HIV what he's doing is saying I'm gonna make kids that are more resistant to disease that they don't have yet. And what that smacks of his eugenics, it's adding capability or capacity that you not normally board with now it bears, repeating these are disclaims. This Chinese doctor has not provided any proof. He hasn't done. Any interviews. No publications no peer review, this is kind of science by press release. And right now, you likely won't see American test like this. They can't get any federal funding the FDA won't allow them. But that does not mean parents around the world aren't going to hear this and think I want to adopt a kid who will never get HIV. I think this was hanging a shingle to do exactly come to China and get a designer baby at my clinic. And he says that's why we need international regulations. Asap. And this is where my mom calls and says, I'm sorry. It's my side of the family. That's the reason you're bald mom chill. I'm fine with my jeans. Thank you very much. You can start here. Tomorrow just hit. Subscribe. If you still don't know what I look like you should follow us on Instagram at start here ABC. And if you want to see exactly how that Mars landing went down that we previewed yesterday. There was some amazing footage here checkout. ABC news dot com with ABC news app. Brad milkey tomorrow. Hey, it's Brad I'm back because there's one other thing I want to tell you about I know you're here because you're into strong straightforward journalism. And if you just want to hear an"