Chinese Science Minister Warns Scientists Not to Overstep Ethical Bounds After He Jiankui’s Gene-Edited Babies Scandal

March 11, 2019

(South China Morning Post) – China’s science minister has warned scientists not to cross an ethical boundary in the wake of the scandal over rogue scientist He Jiankui’s gene-edited babies late last year. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress on Friday, Wang Zhigang condemned such practices and said the ministry had a “clear position” on ethical issues.

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