Chinese Doctor Who Gene-Edited Babies For ‘Fame' To Face Probe
The Hindu|January 22, 2019
Chinese Doctor Who Gene-Edited Babies For ‘Fame' To Face Probe

He Jiankui says there is another potential pregnancy involving a second couple

A researcher who claimed to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies will face a Chinese police investigation, State media said on Monday, as authorities confirmed that a second woman fell pregnant during the experiment.

He Jiankui shocked the scientific community last year after announcing he had successfully altered the genes of twin girls born in November to prevent them from contracting HIV.

Mr. He had told a human genome forum in Hong Kong that there had been “another potential pregnancy” involving a second couple

A provincial government investigation has since confirmed the existence of the second mother and that the woman was still pregnant, the official Xinhua news agency reported.


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January 22, 2019