China reportedly halts research on gene-edited babies

CNET | 11/29/2018 | Marrian Zhou
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Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong this week.

China isn't going to let research into gene-edited babies go any further.

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The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed it had created the world's first gene-edited babies, according to The Associated Press.

Xu Nanping, China's vice minister of Science and Technology, told state-owned CCTV that his ministry is strongly opposed to the research and described the medical team's actions as illegal and unacceptable, according to the AP. Xu also reportedly said an investigation had been ordered.

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On Sunday, Chinese scientist Jiankui He said he had successfully edited the genes of twin girls, releasing a recorded statement on YouTube about the breakthrough. He said the twin girls,...
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