He Jiankui claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies, an announcement that has not been welcomed by many fellow scientists. Photo: APHe Jiankui claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies, an announcement that has not been welcomed by many fellow scientists. Photo: AP
He Jiankui claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies, an announcement that has not been welcomed by many fellow scientists. Photo: AP

Letters | Why Chinese scientist who created gene-edited babies has found it hard to win support

  • Chinese scientist He Jiankui has been criticised by his peers and little is known about the risks of gene-editing technology

Topic |   Chinese scientist He Jiankui
He Jiankui claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies, an announcement that has not been welcomed by many fellow scientists. Photo: APHe Jiankui claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies, an announcement that has not been welcomed by many fellow scientists. Photo: AP
He Jiankui claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies, an announcement that has not been welcomed by many fellow scientists. Photo: AP
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