• The Chinese scientist who claims to have edited baby DNA is downplaying reports that he is under house arrest. Here's a timeline of the controversy

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims to have made the first genetically edited babies in the world using CRISPR technology .
    Many scientists, ethicists, and government officials have criticized He, calling his research unethical and dangerous.
    After presenting his findings at an international summit in November 2018, He vanished from public view until reports claimed he was being detained at a university guesthouse.
    On January 7, The Telegraph reported that He may face the death penalty. Since then, new reports have quoted scientists saying He told them he is well and unharmed.
    In November...
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