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China Stops Work on Gene-Edited Babies

China Stops Work on Gene-Edited Babies

He was scheduled to speak again at the conference on Thursday, but he left Hong Kong and through a spokesman sent a statement saying "I will remain in China, my home country, and cooperate fully with all inquiries about my work".

Earlier this week, he announced that he had altered the DNA of the embryos to prevent them from contracting HIV.

One couple dropped out, but there was "another potential pregnancy" of a gene-edited embryo in its early stages.

"The project completely ignored the principles of biomedical ethics, conducting experiments on humans without proving it's safe", said Qiu Zilong, a neuroscience researcher with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (中国科学) in Shanghai who wrote the letter.

He's experiment has also prompted criticism from the worldwide and domestic scientific community, with some denouncing it as premature and unsafe.

But experts worry meddling with the genome of an embryo could cause harm not only to the individual but also future generations that inherit these same changes. In a country such as the US, which has up until now been very hands-off when it comes to most uses of assisted-reproduction technologies, there's a very real chance that decisions about whether to use gene-editing in embryos, and in what ways, will eventually be left up to individuals. He claimed he spliced the genes to become more HIV / AIDS-resistant. They need this protection.

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"This is a truly unacceptable development", Jennifer Doudna, the University of California, Berkeley, RNA biologist who co-invented CRISPR-based gene editing, tells the AP.

"For this specific case, I feel proud actually", He said at the second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, a gathering of genetics specialists from around the world.

There is no independent confirmation of Mr He's claim and he has not yet published in any scientific journal where his work would be vetted by experts.

He refused to answer questions concerning who paid for his work, if he made participants aware of potential risks and why he didn't reveal anything about his work until after it was done. "I personally don't think it was medically necessary". Other scientists pointed to now available prophylactic treatments and antiretroviral drugs that can be effective in preventing HIV transmission and infection, saying the procedure was unnecessary. Although HIV is not curable, it can be preventable and treatable. "I feel proudest", he said, addressing the conference.

Before Mr He's talk, Dr George Daley, Harvard Medical School's dean and one of the conference organisers, warned against a backlash to gene editing because of Mr He's experiment. Their doctor reassures them that they are just giving their child "the best possible start" by relieving him of "additional burdens".

But he asserted that he had not been overly secretive about his work, saying that he had presented preliminary aspects of it at conferences and consulted with scientists in the United States and elsewhere.

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Dr. Kiran Musunuru at the University of Pennsylvania called it "unconscionable.an experiment on human beings that is not morally or ethically defensible".

The National Health Commission has ordered local officials in Guangdong province to investigate He's actions, and his employer, Southern University of Science and Technology of China, is investigating as well.

He's claims has set off a firestorm of skepticism and criticism. Whether He violated reproductive medicine laws in China has been unclear; Qui contends that it did, but said, "the problem is, there's no penalty". But this cautious attitude towards gene editing does counsel restraint and deliberation, suggesting we use germline gene editing sparingly. "If you had involved the Chinese authorities, they might have said you can't do it".

The university said it put the researcher on unpaid leave in February and that it would investigate the matter further.

Deem said that comparing the gene editing to a vaccine "might be a layman's way of describing it", according to the AP.

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