Jennifer Doudna, a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley (seen on Tuesday) was among those who criticised He Jiankui, the scientist who claimed to have gene-edited the embryos of a pair of twins. Photo: AP

Scientists line up to take aim at research behind Chinese biologist He Jiankui’s gene-edited babies

  • Nobel laureate and leading American biologist David Baltimore says the work to make babies HIV immune was not medically necessary
  • American biochemist David Liu, a co-inventor of the gene-editing technology used in the experiment said the children were at no risk of developing HIV anyway
Topic |   Chinese scientist He Jiankui

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Jennifer Doudna, a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley (seen on Tuesday) was among those who criticised He Jiankui, the scientist who claimed to have gene-edited the embryos of a pair of twins. Photo: AP
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