A Chinese team has been carrying out gene editing research on monkeys. Photo: AFP

Gene-editing scandal: CRISPR Cas9 method does not cause mutations in monkeys, study finds

  • But technique still not fit for use on humans, Chinese researcher says
  • Medical world hopes gene editing may one day provide a cure for diseases like cancer
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A Chinese team has been carrying out gene editing research on monkeys. Photo: AFP
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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.