David Baltimore spoke on the last day of the summit. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

China suspends all projects of gene-edited baby scientist He Jiankui, and says those involved will be punished

  • International experts call claims genetically modified children were born ‘unexpected and deeply disturbing’
  • Organising committee of Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing wants independent verification
Topic |   Chinese scientist He Jiankui

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David Baltimore spoke on the last day of the summit. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.

Alice Shen

Alice Shen

Alice is a Hong Kong economy and business reporter at the South China Morning Post. Born in central China and raised in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, she studied biology, economics and journalism in Peking University and Boston University.