In this October 10, 2018, file photo, scientist He Jiankui is reflected in a glass panel as he works at a computer at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. Photo: AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

Top scientists call for worldwide ban on human embryo gene edits after rogue Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s experiments

  • Editorial co-signed by researchers and ethicists comes four months after news of genetically altered twin babies roiled scientific community
  • Scientist claimed he made newborn girls immune to HIV infection via gene-editing technique known as CRISPR
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In this October 10, 2018, file photo, scientist He Jiankui is reflected in a glass panel as he works at a computer at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. Photo: AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein
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