Chinese scientist He Jiankui claimed to have created the world's first gene-edited babies: twin girls born from embryos he says were modified to make them resistant to HIV.
China and beyond need to learn a serious lesson from sorry episode involving biophysicist He Jiankui, who attempted and failed to make twins HIV resistant
Latest rules on life sciences and medical research involving humans expand regulatory scope of 2016 guideline and spell out administrative penalties.
Immigration Department pulls visa after suspicions controversial mainland Chinese scientist He Jiankui lied on application.
He, who has been the subject of controversy and a jail sentence, says he is not ready to discuss the past three years.
The academic who invited He Jiankui to Britain says they will discuss the ethics of his research in a series of public talks in March
The Chinese government has released new guidelines to enhance ethics oversight on research activities involving humans and animals.
They say gene-editing technology is evolving and ethical issues should be considered.
He Jiankui was jailed for his experiment on human embryos after the three girls were born.
He Jiankui and two others convicted on charges related to manipulation of embryos to prevent HIV infection.
The past year has seen advancements to CRISPR, the technique used by Chinese researcher He Jiankui to alter the DNA of Chinese twin girls Lula and Nana, despite the controversy.
But technique still not fit for use on humans, Chinese researcher says.
Most of scientist He Jiankui’s data has been available for some time, an insider says, but there’s still no word on where he is a year after he revealed his experiment.
Despite biophysicist He Jiankui’s claims, team failed to reproduce changes to make twin girls HIV immune, excerpts from manuscript show.
International organisations that collect, store or use human genetic resources for research without proper permissions will be fined up to US$722,600.
Research shows that changes He Jiankui made to protect twin girls from HIV infection may have significantly increased their risk of premature death.
Leading Chinese scientist warns approved modified babies could be just a year or two away.
Editorial co-signed by researchers and ethicists from eight countries comes four months after news of Chinese scientist’s experiments roiled community.
Such technologies could be classed as high-risk and placed under the authority of the State Council, after ethical concerns over claims that scientist He had altered the DNA of twin girls born in November.
He Jiankui could have altered cognitive functions of twin girls when he used CRISPR to disable the CCR5 gene that allows HIV to infect human cells.
Several Stanford professors have said they were in contact with He Jiankui over the last year.
Official Xinhua news agency says preliminary investigations revealed that scientist had acted on his own, forged review papers.
Education ministry is beating the grass in case another ‘Frankenstein’ revelation awaits in research projects at the country’s universities and affiliated hospitals.
If we forcibly change natural laws, not only does it open the door to a lot of unknown influences, it also places a bet on the future of the whole world.
Chinese scientist He Jiankui has been criticised by peers over creating gene-edited babies, and little is known about the “off-target risks” of the technology
Officials from Shenzhen’s health and family planning commission and ethics committee meet to discuss fresh guidelines in wake of scandal.
While Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s experiment may have protected the twins from HIV, they are vulnerable to other unforeseen consequences.
Academic and budding entrepreneur developed cheap, fast gene sequencer some said would shake the industry.
He Jiankui’s whereabouts remain unknown but former employer says reports he is being held are ‘not accurate right now’.