The scientists from China who created the world's first two gene-edited babies could face the death penalty.
????Newsweek says that He Jiankui’s experiment was deemed highly unethical and potentially dangerous.
????And after he had announced his “breakthrough,” the Chinese government launched an investigation into his research.
????And now the Telegraph reports that some of his colleges believe he could face the death penalty if charges of corruption and bribery and brought against him.
????London’s Francis Crick Institute’ Robin Lovell-Badge says, “Lots of people are probably going to lose their jobs.
He wasn’t the only one involved in this obviously.’????The Telegraph also noted that He made millions selling genetic sequencing technologies.
????Lovell-Badge added, “Here you have a physicist who knows little biology, is very rich, has a huge ego, wants to be the first at doing something that will change the world.”??