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Press Statement

In a statement released today, more than 100 civil society organizations, public interest advocates, scholars, health practitioners, scientists, and others call on the organizers of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing to clearly condemn the actions of researcher...

Op-Ed

The fierce global controversy over whether to alter the genes of future children and generations just got fiercer. On the eve of a high-profile scientific meeting in Hong Kong on human gene editing, the Chinese researcher and biotech entrepreneur He...

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This is the experiment that was not supposed to happen.
Press Statement

Chinese scientist Jiankui He has announced the birth of twin girls whose DNA he claims to have altered using the...

Biopolitical Times

The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing was held in Hong Kong on November 27–29. It was the sequel...

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News

By Editorial, Nature | 12.05.2018

People like to say that science is self-correcting. Events in China last week pose a serious challenge to that reassuring platitude. How do researchers respond to the failure of medical ethics, collective responsibility and professional standards that saw an immature...

By Elizabeth Cook (reporting), KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area (with CGS' Marcy Darnovsky) | 12.04.2018

(KPIX 5) – A Chinese scientist with Bay Area ties is reportedly missing, just days after unveiling a controversial genetic experiment.

Last week, scientist He Jiankui sparked a flurry of debate over DNA editing after claiming to use CRISPR gene...

By Paul Knoepfler, STAT | 12.03.2018

On a cold, drizzly night almost three years ago, I stood inside the nearly deserted Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., I was in town to attend the first International Summit on Human Gene Editing organized by the National Academy of...

By George Estreich, The Conversation | 12.03.2018

On Sunday, Nov. 25, the scientist He Jiankui claimed the birth of the world’s first genetically engineered children: twins, created by IVF, their DNA altered at fertilization. Changes like these, because they’re inheritable – “editing the germline” – are widely...

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