Last year, a Stanford-trained scientist stunned the world by revealing that he had created the first genetically-edited babies using the CRISPR/Cas9 tool. Now, He Jiankui and two of his associates have been sentenced to three years in prison following a secret trial in China. The team was convicted of “illegal medical practice” for performing human embryo gene editing “for reproductive purposes,” according to China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency.

Scientist who edited babies’ genes sentenced to three years in prison

Source: – Technology

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