A researcher loads Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA molecules into a fine glass pipette in Shenzhen, China. Photo: AP A researcher loads Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA molecules into a fine glass pipette in Shenzhen, China. Photo: AP
A researcher loads Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA molecules into a fine glass pipette in Shenzhen, China. Photo: AP

A year since China’s gene-edited baby scandal, here’s how the technology has advanced

  • CRISPR, the technique used by Chinese researcher He Jiankui to alter the DNA of Chinese twin girls Lula and Nana, could introduce accidental mutations
  • Nonetheless, the past year has seen the technology being advanced by scientists worldwide

Topic |   Science
A researcher loads Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA molecules into a fine glass pipette in Shenzhen, China. Photo: AP A researcher loads Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA molecules into a fine glass pipette in Shenzhen, China. Photo: AP
A researcher loads Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA molecules into a fine glass pipette in Shenzhen, China. Photo: AP
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