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 ...
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Did China’s CRISPR babies have their brains enhanced? It’s possible.

The brains of two genetically edited girls born in China last year may have been changed in ways that enhance ...
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What’s the future of human gene editing? Balancing ethical and religious concerns with evidence-based uses of genetic technologies

The November announcement of CRISPR-created babies provoked an intense uproar from scientists, ethicists and the public alike. Fears of independent ...
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Many people are confused and concerned about human gene editing. They might just need a ‘better understanding’ of how it works

Genome editing has struck a public nerve in a more profound way than most new medical technologies ...
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Stanford investigating whether faculty has ties to controversial Chinese CRISPR baby experiment

Officials at Stanford University have opened an investigation into what several high-profile faculty members knew about a Chinese effort to ...
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Viewpoint: Human gene-editing ethics should not ‘be left to scientists alone’

There is one important takeaway from the controversy [about He Jiankui’s gene-edited babies] that seems to have gone overlooked in ...
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Viewpoint: Biologist Craig Mello knew about the CRISPR babies. Why his silence was ‘not acceptable’

The Associated Press reports that Nobel laureate and biologist Craig Mello was aware of a pregnancy in China involving gene-edited ...
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Questions arise over US scientist’s role in CRISPR baby controversy

An American scientist at Rice University was far more involved in the widely condemned “CRISPR babies” experiment than has previously ...
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Chinese scientist behind CRISPR babies committed crimes, will be punished, China says

The scientist responsible for creating the world’s first genetically modified babies violated government bans and committed fraud, according to Chinese ...
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Getting out of the gene-editing mess created by Chinese scientist He Jiankui

There have always been rogues willing to carve their own paths no matter what the cost to others. But how ...
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Controversial Chinese gene-editing scientist downplays reports suggesting he could face death penalty

The Chinese scientist who shocked the world in November by announcing that twin girls had been born from embryos that he had created ...
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Could controversial gene-editing scientist He Jiankui face the death penalty in China?

The Chinese scientist who created the world’s first genetically edited babies is living under armed guard and could face the ...
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CRISPR represents potential for huge change. But will the public trust it?

The charged language around the recent gene-editing controversy is driving an inaccurate assessment of risks ...
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What the CRISPR babies can teach us about the failings of ethical oversight

This isn't just about process, about ethical boxes left unchecked ...
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Controversial Chinese scientist behind CRISPR babies is missing

The current whereabouts of He Jiankui—the scientist who claims to have engineered the world’s first genetically modified human babies—is unknown ...
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Improving human sperm with gene editing? Harvard researcher moves forward as scientists debate CRISPR babies

In the wild uproar around an experiment in China that created twin girls whose genes were altered to protect them ...
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China halts human gene editing in wake of controversial trial resulting in birth of twins

The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human ...
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How the news of China’s gene-edited babies blew up

He Jiankui didn’t wake up on Sunday [November 25]  expecting his world to change. … He knew international attention was ...
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Ethics and the controversial decision to make gene-edited babies

For someone who has caused a worldwide uproar over what many fellow scientists consider an ethical outrage, He Jiankui of ...
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Chinese researcher’s claims of gene-edited babies prompts investigation

A Chinese researcher who claims to have created the first gene-edited babies, He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and ...
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