He Jiankui claims that he and a team of researchers have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered. Photo: AP

‘We’re in the dark’: Chinese health officials unaware of research on ‘world’s first gene-edited babies’

  • Authorities say they were not told about the controversial experiment that researchers claim to have carried out in China
  • Research to switch off HIV-related gene not independently verified
Topic |   China science

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He Jiankui claims that he and a team of researchers have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered. Photo: AP
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