He Jiankui announced the babies’ birth in Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: SCMP
He Jiankui announced the babies’ birth in Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: SCMP
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Chinese scientist at centre of gene-editing baby scandal freed from jail

  • He Jiankui announced the birth of three children whose genes had been modified with the goal of protecting them from HIV in 2018
  • The Shenzhen-based scientist triggered a backlash at home and abroad and was later handed a 3-year jail sentence

He Jiankui announced the babies’ birth in Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: SCMP
He Jiankui announced the babies’ birth in Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: SCMP
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