He Jiankui

Report: China May Soon Release Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies

Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui — sentenced to three years in prison in December 2019 for “illegal medical practice” after using the CRISPR gene-editing system to alter the DNA of human embryos — may be “released” from prison in the “near future,” China’s state-run Global Times reported on Monday citing unnamed sources.

(INSET: Internal view of a human fetus - approx. 10 weeks) Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong on November 28, 2018. - Organisers of a conference that has been upended by gene-edited baby revelations are holding their breath as …

China Confirms Birth of Gene-Edited Twins

Chinese authorities answered one of the lingering questions in the case of rogue scientist He Jiankui on Monday by confirming the twin girls he claims to have genetically edited as embryos were born and are currently under medical supervision.

China scientist defends gene-editing babies as trial paused