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Scientist edited babies’ genes and is now back in the lab
Scientist edited babies’ genes and is now back in the lab
<p>GENICHESK. TAVRIA. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/apr/01/crispr-cas9-he-jiankui-genome-gene-editing-babies-scientist-back-in-lab">The Guardian</a> reports that a scientist from China edited the genes of infants, causing him to be incarcerated in 2019. A court ruling sent him to prison for three years. He returned to work in the lab this year.</p> <p>Scientist He Jiankui said he will continue to work on embryo genome editing. Such experiments are considered risky, ethically questionable and medically unjustified in the medical community. In 2019, the scientist was convicted of falsifying ethical review board documents.</p> <blockquote> <p>“He said he had used a gene-editing procedure known as Crispr-Cas9 to rewrite the DNA in the sisters’ embryos – modifications he claimed would make the children immune to HIV. He has continued to defend his work, despite widespread criticism, saying he was “proud” of having created Lulu and Nana. A third girl was born in 2019 as a result of similar experiments,” is explained in the publication.</p> </blockquote> <p>The scientist says the twins Lulu and Nana are now 5 years old, healthy and attending kindergarten. He hopes to continue research in the field to achieve cures for rare genetic diseases.</p>
<p>GENICHESK. TAVRIA. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/apr/01/crispr-cas9-he-jiankui-genome-gene-editing-babies-scientist-back-in-lab">The Guardian</a> reports that a scientist from China edited the genes of infants, causing him to be incarcerated in 2019. A court ruling sent him to prison for three years. He returned to work in the lab this year.</p> <p>Scientist He Jiankui said he will continue to work on embryo genome editing. Such experiments are considered risky, ethically questionable and medically unjustified in the medical community. In 2019, the scientist was convicted of falsifying ethical review board documents.</p> <blockquote> <p>“He said he had used a gene-editing procedure known as Crispr-Cas9 to rewrite the DNA in the sisters’ embryos – modifications he claimed would make the children immune to HIV. He has continued to defend his work, despite widespread criticism, saying he was “proud” of having created Lulu and Nana. A third girl was born in 2019 as a result of similar experiments,” is explained in the publication.</p> </blockquote> <p>The scientist says the twins Lulu and Nana are now 5 years old, healthy and attending kindergarten. He hopes to continue research in the field to achieve cures for rare genetic diseases.</p>
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Scientist edited babies' genes and is now back in the lab

Scientist edited babies' genes and is now back in the lab

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GENICHESK. TAVRIA. The Guardian reports that a scientist from China edited the genes of infants, causing him to be incarcerated in 2019. A court ruling sent him to prison for three years. He returned to work in the lab this year.

Scientist He Jiankui said he will continue to work on embryo genome editing. Such experiments are considered risky, ethically questionable and medically unjustified in the medical community. In 2019, the scientist was convicted of falsifying ethical review board documents.

“He said he had used a gene-editing procedure known as Crispr-Cas9 to rewrite the DNA in the sisters’ embryos – modifications he claimed would make the children immune to HIV. He has continued to defend his work, despite widespread criticism, saying he was “proud” of having created Lulu and Nana. A third girl was born in 2019 as a result of similar experiments,” is explained in the publication.

The scientist says the twins Lulu and Nana are now 5 years old, healthy and attending kindergarten. He hopes to continue research in the field to achieve cures for rare genetic diseases.


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