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“Gene-Edited Children”: China stops the work of He Jiankui

Image CopyrightAFP Image TextsProf He says there is a potential second pregnancy China has stopped the work of the scientist…

 Chinese scientist Han Jiankui speaks at the Second International Human Resource Summit in Hong Kong

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Prof He says there is a potential second pregnancy

China has stopped the work of the scientist claiming that he has created the world’s first genetically modified babies and says it will be investigated.

He Jiankui caused anxiety earlier in the week when he told a genome complex he had changed the genes

His statement has not been confirmed, but if there really are tight rules about the use of redundancy in humans.

Prof He University said it was not aware of his experiment.

The Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen said earlier this week that he had been on unpaid leave since February, and it would investigate allegations.

On Thursday, China’s Ministry of Science said it had “called for relevant organization to interrupt the scientific activities of relevant personnel”.

The National Health Commission has already said Prof He’s work “seriously violates China’s laws, ordinances and ethical norms” and would investigate

Prof Scientist announced that he had changed the embryo’s DNA twin girls called Lula and Nana &#821

1; to prevent them from getting HIV.

Speaking of the Human Genome Editing Summit at the University of Hong Kong, he said that the girls were “born normal and healthy” and they would be monitored for the next 18 years.

He said that he had financed the experiment and confirmed that his university had not been aware of it.

Prof He also explained that eight couples – consisting of HIV-positive fathers and HIV-negative mothers – had volunteered for the experiment. A pair released, but it was “another potential pregnancy” of a redone embryo in its early stages.

He said that his study had been submitted to a scientific journal for review, although he did not mention the newspaper. He was also avoiding other details, including the names of “some experts” whom he said had reviewed his work and offered feedback.

Why is his work controversial?

The crisp editor that he claims to have used is not new to the scientific world, and was not discovered until 2012.

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Mediaskrift Fergus Walsh: “CRISPR Editing .. .. uses molecular scissors to cut both parts of DNA ”

It works by using” molecular scissors “to change a very specific DNA string – either cut it out, replace it or customize it.

Reducing can potentially help prevent hereditary diseases by deleting or modifying coding

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But experts worry about implementing the genome of an embryo can cause damage not only for the individual but also for future generations that inherit the same changes. [19659007] Hundreds of scientists, both in China and around the world, quickly condemned their allegations.

Professor Julian Savulescu, an ethics expert at Oxford University, said if it was true “this experiment is monstrous.”

“Gen editing itself is experimental and is still associated with off-target mutations, which can cause genetic problems early and later in life, including cancer development,” he told the BBC. “This experiment exposes healthy normal children to risks of redecoration without any real necessary benefit.”

Many countries, including Britain, have laws that prevent the use of transplantation in embryos for assisted reproduction in humans. Researchers can carry out genealogical research on discarded IVF embryos, as long as they are destroyed immediately afterwards and did not use children.

China allows in vitro vitro embryonic stem cell research for a maximum of 14 days, China’s Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping was clarified.

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