Asked about gene-editing and if we are crossing a red line, an interviewee at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong replied, “The red line is miles behind us now. It’s no longer in sight.” 
The use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR was widely thought to not yet be ready for use in human embryos for safety reasons. Nonetheless, news broke in November 2018 of the birth of two babies who had their genes altered as embryos, a genetic change they could pass on to their own children. 
He Jiankui is a Chinese biophysics researcher associated with the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China. In November 2018 he claimed that he had created the first human genetically edited babies. 
“Juicy things” came out during the question-and-answer session at the summit: Were there any other gene-edited pregnancies besides the two babies? “Er…yeeees there is,” responded He Jiankui. 
If something goes wrong you can’t stop it. And we have no way of knowing what effect it will have on the next generation. 
The red line is miles behind us now. The bat boy has escaped. In the X-Files Reboot, which commenced airing in the United States on January 24, 2016, Mulder and Scully investigate a young woman who claims to have been injected with “alien DNA.” This subject of “alien DNA” had appeared in the first season of X-Files in 1993. Back then, Mulder & Scully found a bacterium with six different letters in its DNA code rather than the usual four. And then it happened: In 2014 it was learned publicly that researchers at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California had made just such 6-letter coded DNA. 
The Founders’ Mutation, investigated in the second episode of the 2016 X-Files Reboot, has a “Spartan virus” which contains the code for CRISPR and the enzyme Cas9. The virus was spread through the smallpox vaccine up until 1972. Thereafter the virus was dormant in the DNA and was passed on to later generations. The virus is activated through ions spread in airplanes’ vapor trails. 
In late January/early February 2016, almost exactly coincident to the X-Files Reboot, the government released a “Notice of Intent” on page 11 of the Pasadena Star Classifieds: Weather modification was to be carried out in Los Angeles County. 
The weather modification involved ions. In 2014 the Navy had publicly confirmed they were “moving on to other ways of managing the ionosphere.” 
The Spartan virus would be activated through ions spread in airplanes’ vapor trails.
Another instance of life imitating art is found in the pilot episode of The Lone Gunmen, a short-lived spin-off of X-Files. A jet airliner is hijacked by means of remote control. It is steered towards a collision with the twin towers in New York City. That Lone Gunmen episode aired a few short months before the surreal events of “9/11” (September 11, 2001).
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 “Scientists are now very sure that the babies really were gene-edited”, by Clare Wilson. New Scientist (online), November 29, 2018. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186956-scientists-are-now-very-sure-that-the-babies-really-were-gene-edited/
 “He Jiankui”, Wikipedia. Accessed May 5, 2019.
 “CRISPR patent belongs to aliens”, posted on behalf of Sara Reardon. Nature, February 29, 2016. http://blogs.nature.com/aviewfromthebridge/2016/02/29/crispr-patent-belongs-to-aliens-2/
 “Government Quietly Admits to Weather Modification Program”, by Ryan Cristián. https://wakeup-world.com/2016/03/12/government-quietly-admits-to-weather-modification-program/