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gene edited babies

Those gene-edited babies in China have unexpected mutations

December 5th, 2019

In late 2018, a Chinese genetics researcher named He Jiankui announced that he had genetically modified babies that were then carried to term and born. As far as anyone knows, this is the first time any scientist had done such a thing, and it led to an intense outcry from the scientific community. The scientist …

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Chinese scientists who created gene-edited babies may now be missing

December 3rd, 2018

The scientific community was rocked last week after a Chinese scientists named He Jiankui claimed to have successfully modified human embryos using the CRISPR tool. Two of those babies, He claimed, were already born, with more potentially on the way. It was an unexpected revelation and it sent He’s peers in the genetics field scrambling …

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Scientists are scrambling to repudiate researcher’s claims of editing the genes of human embryos

November 29th, 2018

The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, taking place this week in Hong Kong, was supposed to be a gathering of researchers and medical professionals for the purpose of furthering the scientific and ethical standards of genetic modification. Instead, it’s been thrown into chaos after a Chinese scientist claimed to have gone forward with …