The gene-edited macaque with circadian rhythm disorders from whom five monkeys were cloned at a research institute in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua

China has tweaked genes to create five mad monkeys. Is that ethical?

  • It is the only country in the world with the technology to clone primates bred in captivity
  • Expert calls it ‘very irresponsible’, while others say it is ultimately justified
Topic |   China science

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The gene-edited macaque with circadian rhythm disorders from whom five monkeys were cloned at a research institute in Shanghai. Photo: Xinhua
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