Scientist He Jiankui poses with ‘The Human Genome’, a book he edited. Photo: Handout

Chinese scientist He Jiankui at centre of gene-editing controversy ran second experiment on human embryos, new document reveals

  • Academic started clinical study on abandoned human embryos just one month after beginning controversial project with gene-edited babies
  • Expert questions why experiment with babies, which was more advanced, was concluded before results of basic research study on embryos were available
Topic |   China science

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Scientist He Jiankui poses with ‘The Human Genome’, a book he edited. Photo: Handout
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