6 months later, gene-edited babies stir new interest, debate

Science 05/28/19, 19:10

Six months after a Chinese scientist was widely scorned for helping to make the world's first gene-edited babies, he remains out of public view, and new information suggests that others may be interested in pursuing the same kind of work outside the United States.A fertility clinic in the United Arab ...

Stanford clears faculty members in gene-edited baby inquiry

Health 04/17/19, 12:37

Stanford University has cleared three faculty members of any wrongdoing in dealings with a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies.In a statement Tuesday, Stanford said the faculty members did not participate in or have financial or other ties to the work by the ...

Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies

U.S. 03/13/19, 13:11

An international group of scientists and ethicists on Wednesday called for a temporary global ban on making babies with edited genes.It's the latest reaction to last November's announcement that gene-edited twins had been born in China, which was widely criticized.Mainstream scientists generally oppose making babies with altered DNA now, citing ...

China drafts rules on biotech after gene editing scandal

Science 02/27/19, 00:03

China has unveiled draft regulations on gene-editing and other potentially risky new biomedical technologies after a Chinese scientist's claim of helping to create gene-edited babies roiled the global science community.Under the proposed measures released Tuesday, technology involving gene editing, gene transfer and gene regulation would be categorized as "high-risk" and ...

Stanford probes faculty ties to China gene-edited baby work

U.S. 02/07/19, 15:02

Stanford University has started a review of interactions that some faculty members had with He Jiankui (HUH JEEN-qway), the Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make gene-edited babies.A school official said Thursday a review is underway.Several professors including He's former research adviser have said they knew or strongly suspected ...

Chinese scientist told US Nobelist about gene-edited babies

Health 01/28/19, 12:07

Long before the claim of the world's first gene-edited babies became public, Chinese researcher He Jiankui shared the news with a U.S. Nobel laureate who objected to the experiment yet remained an adviser to He's biotech company. The revelation that another prominent scientist knew of the work, which was widely condemned ...

China probe faults scientist for gene-edited babies work

Health 01/21/19, 12:44

A Chinese investigation into reports of the world's first gene-edited babies seems to have confirmed their existence, and investigators say the scientist responsible acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of law.China's official news agency said Monday that investigators in Guangdong province determined that the scientist, ...

China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

World 01/21/19, 04:18

Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law, a state media report said Monday.Investigators in ...

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