The monkeys were born with an identical man-made genetic mutation. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese scientists clone five baby monkeys after editing genes to induce mental illness

  • The experiment lead to birth of five macaques with identical mutation, raising fresh questions over biomedical ethics
  • The research is designed to help test drugs that could treat wide range of human conditions, but follows recent controversy over gene-edited human babies
Topic |   China science

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The monkeys were born with an identical man-made genetic mutation. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
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