A Chinese scientist shocked the world last year when he announced that he had edited the genes of twin girls to prevent them from inheriting HIV from their father. Photo: AP

The big mystery at the centre of China’s gene-edited baby scandal: where is scientist He Jiankui?

  • Most of scientist He Jiankui’s data has been available for some time, an insider says.
  • But there’s still no word on where he is a year after he revealed his experiment
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A Chinese scientist shocked the world last year when he announced that he had edited the genes of twin girls to prevent them from inheriting HIV from their father. Photo: AP
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Chinese scientist He Jiankui made claims of a medical breakthrough that could control the HIV epidemic. Photo: AFP

Gene-edited babies: Chinese scientist He Jiankui ‘may have created unintended mutations’

  • Despite biophysicist’s claims, team failed to reproduce changes to make twin girls HIV immune, excerpts from manuscript show
  • Birth of gene-edited babies Lula and Nana sent shock waves through scientific world in 2018
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Chinese scientist He Jiankui made claims of a medical breakthrough that could control the HIV epidemic. Photo: AFP
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