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China jails scientist who gene-edited babies – state media

Dec 30, 2019 - 2:34 PM

A Shenzhen court sentences He Jiankui for 3 years in prison for 'illegally carrying out the human embryo gene-editing intended for reproduction'

GENE-EDITED BABIES. China on December 30, 2019 sentenced He Jiankui who claimed to be behind the world's first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media reported. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

China's second gene-edited fetus is 12-14 weeks old

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:14 AM

State media in China report that a preliminary investigation confirms that a second woman became pregnant and that she will be put under medical observation

The dawn of the age of the genetically fashionable

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM

What He Jiankui has done is the genetic version of the 'like' game on social media

China halts activities of baby gene-editing scientist

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:43 PM

Chinese science and technology vice minister Xu Nanping says the 'gene-edited babies incident as reported by media blatantly violated our country's relevant laws and regulations'

In this picture taken on November 28, 2018, Chinese scientist He Jiankui reacts during a panel discussion after his speech at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong. A scientist who upended a Hong Kong conference with his claim to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies cancelled a fresh talk and was heavily criticised by organisers on November 29, who labelled him as irresponsible. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Science conference slams 'deeply disturbing' baby gene-editing claim

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Experts warn that editing human embryos can create unintended mutations in other areas – so-called 'off-target effects' – which can have an impact through the lifetime

DISTURBING. Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks on the stage at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong on November 28, 2018.  Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

China scientist defends gene-editing babies but pauses trial

Nov 28, 2018 - 8:49 PM

The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies says he is 'proud' of the highly controversial procedure but says the trial is halted because of the international outcry

Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong on November 28, 2018. Organisers of a conference that has been upended by gene-edited baby revelations are holding their breath as to what He, the controversial scientist at the centre of the "breakthrough", will say when he takes the stage on November 28. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Chinese hospital denies approving gene-edited babies experiment

Nov 27, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Shenzhen Harmonicare Women and Children's Hospital say in a statement that it suspects the signature on a document approving the experiment, specifically its adherence to ethical standards, was falsified


China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies

Nov 26, 2018 - 10:45 PM

Chinese university professor He Jiankui posts a video on YouTube saying his twin girls, born a few weeks ago, had had their DNA altered to prevent them from contracting HIV