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Report: Nobel Prize-Winning Biologist Knew About Gene-Edited Babies for Months but Kept Quiet

The Associated Press reports that Nobel laureate and biologist Craig Mello was aware of a pregnancy in China involving gene-edited babies for months before the news went public. That a prominent scientist knew of this highly unethical work but chose to remain silent is a serious cause for concern, and a sign that the culture around questionable research needs to change. Read More >>

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Rogue Scientist Defends Gene-Edited Babies – And Reveals a Second Pregnancy

Speaking at a genetics conference in Hong Kong earlier this week, embattled Chinese scientist He Jiankui said he was “proud” to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, despite receiving near-universal condemnation from his peers. Speaking publicly today for the first time, the scientist offered new details about his unauthorised, clandestine project – including news of another woman who is pregnant with an edited embryo. Read More >>

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British Researchers Get Approval to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

Less than a year after scientists in China became the first to genetically modify human embryos, a British research team has been given the green light to perform similar work. It’s a huge moment in biotech history — one that could eventually lead to “designer babies”. Read More >>