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Chinese Scientists Suspended After Claims of Creating ‘World’s First Gene-Edited Babies’


The Chinese scientist who sparked near-universal criticism for his claim of creating the world’s first gene-edited babies has reportedly been suspended without pay and placed under investigation.

Southern University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC) associate professor He Jiankui revealed via a YouTube video on Monday that he and his research team used modified embryos to produce a pair of healthy twin sisters this month.