Now, he had decided to do it himself.
According to the e-mail, sent in May , Bishop and his partner in the enterprise, Max Berry, a former biotech company lab scientist, were “starting a company focused on the production of designer babies and human germline genetic engineering.” He noted that “lab work has started” and “we have an initial parent-couple customer.”
A copy of his business proposal says his venture plans to let parents have transgenic children who can “grow muscle without weightlifting,” who possess genes from long-lived “supercentenarians,” or who are endowed with the AB+ blood type, meaning they could receive a transfusion from anyone.
…[P]eople familiar with Bishop’s plans also think it’s mostly talk so far, but perhaps not entirely.
“It definitely could happen—that is why we need to talk about it,” [genetic engineer George] Church told me.
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