Nobel Prize-winning scientist Craig Mello in 2007. Chinese scientist He Jiankui told Mello about the gene-edited babies in April 2018, months before the claim became public. Photo: AP

US Nobelist stayed on as adviser to Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s firm despite disapproval over gene-edited babies

  • Nobel Prize winner Craig Mello warned He that he was ‘taking a big risk’
  • Mello continued as a scientific adviser for He’s Direct Genomics company until the news became public
Topic |   China science

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Nobel Prize-winning scientist Craig Mello in 2007. Chinese scientist He Jiankui told Mello about the gene-edited babies in April 2018, months before the claim became public. Photo: AP
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Chinese biologist He Jiankui. Photo: Sam Tsang

China confirms birth of gene-edited babies, blames scientist He Jiankui for breaking rules

  • Official Xinhua news agency says preliminary investigations revealed that scientist had acted on his own and forged review papers
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Chinese biologist He Jiankui. Photo: Sam Tsang
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