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Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies fired by university

WorldNews Monday, 21 January 2019
Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies fired by universitySHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - A Chinese scientist responsible for what he said were the world's first "gene-edited" babies evaded oversight and broke guidelines in a quest for fame and fortune, state media said on Monday, as the university where he worked announced his dismissal. He Jiankui said in November that he used a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the embryonic genes of twin girls born that month, sparking an international outcry about the...
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News video: Scientist Gene-Edited Babies For ‘Personal Fame’

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According to, Chinese officials are saying that a scientist who claims his lab made the world’s first genetically edited babies, did so in pursuit of ‘personal fame’ An investigation by the Guangdong Province Task Force suggests that He Jiankui intentionally dodged supervision, raising...

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