A breakthrough by Chinese scientists in gene-editing technology has raised the prospect of approved human clinical trials in just one or two years’ time. Photo: Handout

Gene-editing breakthrough in China comes with urgent call for global rules

  • Leading Chinese scientist warns approved modified babies could be just a year or two away
  • Technology could be used as a weapon of mass destruction without regulation
Topic |   China science

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A breakthrough by Chinese scientists in gene-editing technology has raised the prospect of approved human clinical trials in just one or two years’ time. Photo: Handout
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