The Chinese scientist claiming that he created the world's first genetically modified child revealed that another woman in her study…
The Chinese scientist claiming that he createdrevealed that another woman in her study might be pregnant. At a summit in Hong Kong on Wednesday, he told Jiankui that his study is now being held after worldwide condemnation.
The summit was called Doctor He studies. Among the concerns is his lack of transparency and questions about whether his patients consented properly. But on Wednesday he doubled and defended his work.
The goalkeepers applauded as the trained physicist from Stanford and Rice University took the stage at the International Human Resource Summit in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Shortly thereafter, he was pointed out with questions, many of which seemed to him incapable or unwilling to respond. When asked about their genotype could affect the upbringing, he said: “I do not have to answer this question.”
In videos published on YouTube this week, he claimed that he successfully edited the genetic code for twin girls while they were embryos. He says he used the CRISPR rescue tool to erase a gene that makes people vulnerable to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The embryos were then implanted in the mother who gave birth to Lulu and Nana a few weeks ago.
“I think we still need to understand the motivation for the study and what the process was for informed consent,” said Jennifer Doudna, a co-author of the CRISPR publishing tool, who watched he spoke.
He said Wednesday that all the couples involved in his study consented and directed people to his website, where he gave an example of the consent form, which described the study as an “AIDS vaccine development project”. He said he recruited the couples from an “HIV voluntary group”.
He said seven couples were involved in the study. All fathers are HIV positive and the mothers are HIV-negative. Experts said that some of the risks of this particular redevelopment are a major risk of contracting other viruses, such as West Nile.
Dr Dana Carol is a professor of biochemistry. He is worried about how he studies will affect other research.
“The technique is not mature,” said Carol. “In the end, we want to make reproductive editing available to people who have devastating diseases and I just hope that does not put us back.”
He claims that he paid for all his patients’ medical treatments himself. He is now under investigation by his university, the Chinese government and the hospital he claims gave him ethical approval for the trial.
According to him, the other potentially pregnant woman in his study is carefully monitored.