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China’s gene-edited babies are real, and one more is on the way

Beijing: A second Chinese woman is pregnant with a “gene-edited” baby and is being medically supervised by local authorities, a Chinese government investigation has revealed.

  • Kirsty Needham
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Chinese researcher He Jiankui shocked the science world when he revealed the existence of baby twins, born to fathers carrying HIV, who had been altered genetically to make them HIV resistant.

Authorities in Guangdong province moved swiftly to investigate the claims amid a worldwide backlash.

On Monday investigators announced their preliminary findings, confirming that out of eight couples who took part in…

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