Chinese scientist He Jiankui was found to have “seriously violated” Chinese laws in the pursuit of his work. Photo: Sam Tsang

Gene-edited Chinese babies may have enhanced brains, scientists say

  • He Jiankui could have altered cognitive functions of twin girls when he used CRISPR to disable the CCR5 gene that allows HIV to infect human cells
  • CCR5 is linked to deficits in learning and memory but it is impossible to predict the effect of gene editing, according to neurobiologist
Topic |   China science

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Chinese scientist He Jiankui was found to have “seriously violated” Chinese laws in the pursuit of his work. Photo: Sam Tsang
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