The first pair of gene-edited twins created by disgraced scientist He Jiankui will be born soon, a leading expert has claimed. The Chinese scientist has shocked the scientific community after revealing that he had successfully modified the genes of human embryos in November to prevent them from contracting HIV. He used the powerful gene-editing procedure CRISPR to alter the DNA of the unborn twin girls, nicknamed ‘Lulu’ and ‘Nana’. Scientists and members of the public condemned his research and criticised him for a lack of morality and the ethical questions about experimenting on humans since his widely publicised YouTube video emerged online last year. He was even dubbed as ‘Frankenstein’ scientist by some critics.