In this file photo, a worker installs a fine glass pipette into a sperm injection microscope at a lab in Shenzhen in southern China's Guandong province. Photo: AP

China’s race to test ‘mutation-free’ gene-editing technology on cancer patients

  • Shanghai-based research group is keen to test its high-precision therapy that reduces risk of unintended mutations
  • The research could help save the lives of many patients battling deadly diseases including cancer
Topic |   China science

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In this file photo, a worker installs a fine glass pipette into a sperm injection microscope at a lab in Shenzhen in southern China's Guandong province. Photo: AP
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.