He Jiankui claims he helped make world's first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered. He revealed it on November 26 in Hong Kong to one of the organisers of an international conference on gene editing. Photo: AP

Chinese expert in bioethics slams mainland scientist He Jiankui who claims to have created the world’s first gene-edited children

  • Qiu Renzong, of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said He’s reported actions were done with ‘the least degree of ethical responsibility and acceptability’
  • Scientist He revealed on Monday twin sisters had been born in China this month from embryos he and a team of researchers had modified
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He Jiankui claims he helped make world's first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered. He revealed it on November 26 in Hong Kong to one of the organisers of an international conference on gene editing. Photo: AP
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