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‘Pandora’s box has been opened’: Scientist’s baby gene-editing claim fuels backlash

Beijing: A Chinese scientist’s claim that he has created the world’s first genetically edited babies has provoked a strong backlash from China’s science community, with several institutions supposedly linked to the…

  • Kirsty Needham
  • The Canberra Times

Hundreds of Chinese scientists signed a letter on social media on Monday which condemned direct human experimentation as “crazy”.

He Jiankui, a researcher in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, said he altered the genes of a pair of twins while they were embryos to make the babies resistant to the…

He was not available to comment, his…

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