In this photo dated October 9, an embryo receives a small dose of Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA in a sperm injection microscope in a laboratory in Shenzhen. Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered. Photo: AP

Hong Kong summit on human gene editing to discuss regulation in wake of claim by Chinese scientist He Jiankui that he edited genes of newborn twins

  • Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, which opens on Tuesday at HKU, will make formal statement at the close of the meeting
  • Organising committee says it was not aware of He’s experiments. The Shenzhen-based scientist will speak at the summit
Topic |   China science

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In this photo dated October 9, an embryo receives a small dose of Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA in a sperm injection microscope in a laboratory in Shenzhen. Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered. Photo: AP
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