Recent Events Highlight an Unpleasant Scientific Practice: Ethics Dumping

Rich-world scientists conduct questionable experiments in poor countries

Chinese geneticist He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China. Photo: S.C. Leung/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The announcement in November of the editing of the genomes of two embryos that are now baby girls, by He Jiankui, a Chinese DNA-sequencing expert — brought much righteous, and rightful, condemnation. But it also brought…