Genome Editing on Human Embryos

2018-11-27 22:36 GMT+8

People's Daily on Monday published a web report claiming that a Chinese scientist helped give birth to the world's first babies whose genes have been genetically edited to be resistant to the deadly HIV/AIDS viruses.

2018-11-26 12:46 GMT+8

The wave of condemnation is far from over for He Jiankui, a Chinese geneticist who claimed to help the first two gene-edited babies in the world.

2018-11-29 16:47 GMT+8

Geneticist He Jiankui, who says he has altered the genes of twin girls born this month, has spoken out about the details of his controversial medical procedure at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of Hong Kong on Wednesday.

2018-11-28 13:41 GMT+8

He Jiankui's experiment has set off a wave of indignation. The story is convoluted. How has it unfolded so far?

2018-11-28 22:01 GMT+8

Chinese scientist He Jiankui caused waves of controversy this week when he claimed to have made the world's first genetically edited babies. 

2018-12-01 12:21 GMT+8

Many Chinese scientists are strongly opposing the use of gene-editing technology on human embryos, like in the case involving controversial Guangdong geneticist He Jiankui. Professor Wang Haoyi, who works in the State Key Lab of Stem Cell and Reproductive Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, expressed his concerns about the health of the twin babies born after the gene editing process, in an interview with CGTN.

2018-11-29 13:42 GMT+8

Research like gene-edited babies is prohibited in China, an official of The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China said on Tuesday.

2018-11-27 21:55 GMT+8

The world's first genetically altered babies, who are reportedly resistant to the HIV/AIDS virus, have sent shockwaves throughout the public. Many people shared their views with CGTN. As expected, reactions were mixed. 

2018-11-27 18:05 GMT+8

Editor's note: Zhang Hongbing is a professor of Physiology at Peking Union Medical College and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-11-28 12:25 GMT+8

He Jiankui, who's been at the eye of the storm in the global scientific community, appeared at the International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong Wednesday. Apart from presenting the statistics for his controversial experiment, He apologized that “this result was leaked unexpectedly” and defended his work for bringing hope to families with deadly inherited diseases. He also said that he has not subjected the research to peer review.

2018-11-28 17:14 GMT+8

Editor's note: Li Linxi is an opinion editor at CGTN Digital. The article reflects the author's opinion and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-11-29 07:47 GMT+8