He Jiankui speaks during the second international summit on human genome editing at the University of Hong Kong in November. Photo: Bryan Galvan

China tightens rules on genetic research after rogue scientist He Jiankui’s designer baby scandal

  • International organisations that collect, store or use human genetic resources for research without proper permissions will be fined up to US$722,600
  • Rules also include fines for scientists or institutions that collect human genetic materials without consent or by coercing donors
Topic |   China science

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He Jiankui speaks during the second international summit on human genome editing at the University of Hong Kong in November. Photo: Bryan Galvan
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Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks at a summit on human genome editing at the University of Hong Kong in November. Photo: Sam Tsang

‘Foolish choice’: Rogue Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s gene-edited twin babies face risk of premature death

  • Research suggests changes made by scientist to protect girls from HIV infection may have significantly increased their risk of dying early
  • Specialists say findings underline need for extreme caution when considering possible human applications of gene-editing technologies
Topic |   Chinese scientist He Jiankui

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Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks at a summit on human genome editing at the University of Hong Kong in November. Photo: Sam Tsang
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