Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaking in Hong Kong at a human genome conference in November 2018, the same month he revealed his work on gene-edited babies. Photo: Sam Tsang
Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaking in Hong Kong at a human genome conference in November 2018, the same month he revealed his work on gene-edited babies. Photo: Sam Tsang
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He Jiankui, creator of world’s first gene-edited babies, seeks Chinese government funding for DNA synthesiser

  • Controversial scientist freed this year from jail for illegal medical practices has relocated to Beijing for US$7.2 million project
  • ‘Biggest use of the DNA synthesiser I plan to make is for information storage’, says former Shenzhen-based professor

Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaking in Hong Kong at a human genome conference in November 2018, the same month he revealed his work on gene-edited babies. Photo: Sam Tsang
Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaking in Hong Kong at a human genome conference in November 2018, the same month he revealed his work on gene-edited babies. Photo: Sam Tsang
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