Chinese Scientist Was Told Not to Create World’s First Gene-Edited Babies

January 7, 2019

(CNN) – Everyone he talked to — which was not many people — had said “don’t go there,” “don’t do it,” explained Robin Lovell-Badge of the UK research facility the Francis Crick Institute, who organized the scientific summit in Hong Kong during which the news broke in November. “He had already been told not to proceed,” he said. The announcement came on the eve of this summit, the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing. Two days later, He defended his work on the scientific stage and announced that a second pregnancy using the technology was underway.

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