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Why China scientist’s CRISPR baby scandal won’t be the last ethical ‘grenade’ for human gene editing

Over the next two years, via a series of stakeholder meetings and online consultations, talks with ethicists, academics, patient groups, ...
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Viewpoint: In 100 years, we’ll be honoring controversial CRISPR scientist He Jiankui

When I saw the news that He Jiankui and colleagues had been sentenced to three years in prison for the first human ...
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Would the US prosecute a rogue scientist like China’s He Jiankui who illegally gene edited an embryo?

13 months after He Jiankui announced that he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies, the Chinese scientist was sentenced to ...
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Brave new world? Why the public might be ready for gene-edited babies

Gene-editing tools like CRISPR/Cas9 are rapidly bringing the possibilities forward ...
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There’s still a lot we don’t know about China’s controversial CRISPR babies, including their health status

Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had helped make the first gene-edited babies. One year later, ...
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Excerpts from unpublished paper reveal ‘damning’ details suggesting controversial CRISPR babies’ experiment went awry

Titled “Birth of Twins After Genome Editing for HIV Resistance,” and 4,699 words long, the still unpublished paper was authored ...
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It’s been a year since the CRISPR baby controversy. Why are we still without global gene-editing rules?

Around this time last November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui stunned the world when he revealed the birth of the first ...
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Deafness edited out of human eggs by Russian researcher. No plans for gene-edited babies—yet

Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov has started editing the GJB2 gene, associated with deafness, in human eggs donated by women who ...
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Viewpoint: Why CRISPR embryo editing is not ‘morally urgent’: No one has to have a child

[He Jiankui’s CRISPR babies] brought to the surface common misunderstandings — even among scientists and ethicists — that reproductive uses of this ...
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Researchers retract study questioning long-term health of China’s controversial CRISPR babies

A study that raised questions over the future health of the world’s first gene-edited babies has been retracted because of ...
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Researcher backtracks on study suggesting He Jiankui’s controversial CRISPR babies will have shorter lifespans

A scientific study published this past spring came with damning implications for Chinese scientist He Jiankui, who created the world’s first ...
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Rushing to revamp international gene-editing rules before ‘crazy people’ start opening embryo-editing clinics

The second-most shocking thing He Jiankui told the international genome editing summit in Hong Kong last November — right after ...
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Why we may never know the fate—good or bad—of China’s controversial CRISPR babies

Since the gene-edited babies known as Lulu and Nana became international news in November 2018, scientific debate and media speculation ...
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Where is China’s third CRISPR baby and what does it mean for the genetics revolution?

Last November, Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui shocked the world by announcing that the word’s first gene edited human babies, two ...
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Will China tell the world about its third controversial CRISPR baby?

The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, held in Hong Kong last November, was meant to debate the pros ...
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Viewpoint: We don’t need another study to convince us that gene-edited babies are a bad idea

He [Jiankui] attempted to disable a gene called CCR5 by producing a variant that has been shown to confer resistance ...
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Do China’s controversial CRISPR babies illustrate the need for an ‘undo button’?

Will CRISPR-in-the-clinic come with a fail-safe mechanism? ...
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CRISPR babies with ‘protective’ HIV mutation could have shorter life span

When the Chinese scientist He Jiankui created the first gene-edited children, he dreamed of improving the world. He believed the ...
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Viewpoint: We aren’t prepared to ‘responsibly’ handle a genetic engineered future

The news last November that a rogue Chinese scientist had genetically altered the embryos of a pair of Chinese twins ...
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Washington Post editorial: We have an ‘urgent need’ for international rules on gene-edited babies

WHEN CHINESE scientist He Jiankui announced last November his experiments making heritable genetic changes in human embryos followed by live ...
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Geopolitics of gene editing

For a handful of countries, gene editing is key to their future power ...
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Viewpoint: He Jiankui’s CRISPR babies experiment was ‘even worse than I first thought’

When He Jiankui announced the birth of twin girls whose DNA he had modified when they were embryos using the CRISPR ...
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Transparency and trust: Is there room for ‘the people’ in the human gene editing debate?

How does excluding the people service the WHO's stated goals of transparency and trust? ...
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China tightens gene-editing regulations in wake of CRISPR baby scandal

China’s health ministry has issued draft regulations that will restrict the use of gene editing in humans, just three months ...
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How much did the Chinese government know about controversial CRISPR babies research?

When scientist He Jiankui announced he’d conducted an experiment that led to the birth of twin girls with CRISPR-edited genomes in November, ...
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Among questions lingering after CRISPR-babies controversy: When will it happen again?

In the three months since He Jiankui announced the birth of twin girls with edited genomes, the questions facing the ...
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Gene from controversial CRISPR baby experiment could deliver new stroke treatment

A widely criticized experiment last year saw a researcher in China delete a gene in twin girls at the embryonic ...
Did China's government fund the controversial 'CRISPR babies' experiment?

Did China’s government fund the controversial ‘CRISPR babies’ experiment?

Three government institutions in China, including the nation’s science ministry, may have funded the “CRISPR babies” study that led to ...