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Re: fx-discuss: FX Claim GDNA - Germ-line DNA altered B4 2020

Author: Neal Gafter
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In-Reply-To: chrisran.bma e-mail's post
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Date: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:17 am
chrisran.bma e-mail
Neal Gafter
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Is there any evidence that the edited genome extends to the germ line?

On Sun, Mar 3, 2019 at 5:59 AM chrisran.bma e-mail <chrisran.bma@virgin.net>
wrote:

> It appears the preliminary investigation report is out:
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> https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/2182964/china-confirms-gene-edited-babies-blames-scientist-he-jiankui
> China confirms birth of gene-edited babies, blames scientist He Jiankui
> for breaking rules
>
> "A team of investigators told the official Xinhua news agency on Monday
> that a preliminary investigation had concluded that He had “organised a
> project team that included foreign staff, which intentionally avoided
> surveillance and used technology of uncertain safety and effectiveness to
> perform human embryo gene-editing activity with the purpose of
> reproduction, which is officially banned in the country”.
> Between March 2017 and November 2018, He forged ethical review papers and
> recruited eight couples to participate in his experiment, resulting in two
> pregnancies.
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> One of the mothers gave birth to twins nicknamed “Lulu” and “Nana”, the
> investigators said. Another woman is still carrying a gene-edited fetus.
> <https://www.scmp.com/privacy-policyThey also said that He, his staff
> and organisations related to his project would be punished according to
> laws and regulations.
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> The Guangdong government will keep the twins under medical observation."
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> Regards
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> Chris
>
> crandles (7886) still holding +302
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>

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