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CHINA-INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN GENE EDITING CLAIM JUSTIFIED

CHINA-INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN GENE EDITING CLAIM JUSTIFIED
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China Daily-Nov 27

That the National Health Commission ordered an investigation into the claim by a Chinese scientist to have done the first human gene editing immediately after the news broke on Monday suggests that the practice itself is problematic.  He Jiankui claimed to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies with the approval of the ethics committee of a pediatric hospital in the city of Shenzhen. However, the hospital has denied this.

Read more at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201811/27/WS5bfd3203a310eff30328b5a3.html

First published in: China Daily

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