Mr. Twister

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This had to do with the Republic of China's closing its embassy in Washington. The miniaturization of human beings in China had progressed so far at that point, that their ambassador was only sixty centimeters tall. His farewell was polite and friendly. He said his country was severing relations simply because there was no longer anything going on in the United States which was of any interest to the Chinese at all.
-- Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick

Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos -- Nature.