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

Author: chrisran.bma e-mail
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Date: Sun Mar 03, 2019 08:59 am

chrisran.bma e-mail
Neal Gafter



It appears the preliminary investigation report is out:


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.

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-policy

They also said that He, his staff and organisations related to his project would be punished according to laws and regulations.


The Guangdong government will keep the twins under medical observation."


Regards

Chris

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