- He Jiankui and two others were convicted on charges related to manipulation of embryos to stop HIV infection
- Three babies were born as a result of the illegal experiments
China’s Gene-editing ‘Frankenstein’
How they did Gene-editing?
However, the man who has been called ‘China’s gene-editing Frankenstein’ dropped the news that healthy twin girls were born with manipulated genes through a video. And that went viral on social media platforms.
What is the Court’s decision?
The court also found that had forged documents to get past the ethics review. Plus, the culprits manipulated information so that medical doctors had unknowingly implanted gene-edited embryos into two women.
Zhang the co-assistant of ‘China’s gene-editing Frankenstein’, who used to work for a medical organization in Guangdong province was sentenced to two years of imprisonment. Furthermore, he fined 1 million yuan. Qin, from another medical organization, had received an 18-month sentence, but with a two-year reprieve and 500,000 yuan fine.
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