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Chinese authorities are investigating and using force to reprimand the scientist who allegedly conducted a gene-editing experiment on newborns without the permission of the government.
Chinese officials accused scientist He Jiankui of illegal experimentation and forging documents so that he could fraudulently pass an ethics review, enabling him to get away with the experimental trial that the government would have otherwise barred him from performing, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
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“[He] will be transferred to public security authorities,” according to the authorities, the WSJ reported. He will also be “severely dealt with according to the law,” according to Chinese officials.
China‘s science ministry condemned He’s experiment, saying Monday that it “resolutely opposed” his actions, according to the Associated Press. The ministry also vowed to better protect the health system from being tampered with in the future by forgery or other fraudulent means.
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The ministry will “improve relevant laws and regulations and improve the scientific research ethics review system,” AP reported.
Sanctions against the scientists come after He claimed in late November that...
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