Chinese scientist He Jiankui who claims to have made gene-edited babies attends the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang

What do we know about Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s claim to have created the first genetically modified babies who are immune to HIV?

  • Controversial experiment involved altering DNA of twin girls to disable specific gene that allows HIV to infect human cells
  • It drew global condemnation, with experts saying such research was unethical as children could die from unknown side effects and technology could be abused
Topic |   China science

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Chinese scientist He Jiankui who claims to have made gene-edited babies attends the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
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