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Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Sunday said the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using “gene editing” to boost its military.
Ratcliffe noted that if the CCP becomes the world’s superpower, superseding the United States, it would imperil “individual liberties, freedoms” around the world, adding that “free enterprise [is] all stake.”
China is “altering DNA,” citing intelligence reports,” Ratcliffe, the top U.S. intelligence official, said on Fox News Sunday.
“it’s one of the things our intelligence shows that China is doing. … The People’s Republic of China has 2 million strong in its military, and it’s trying to make them stronger through, you know, gene editing,” he remarked, adding that it’s “just one of the ways that, you know, China is trying to essentially dominate …