Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove has given 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 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.’