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The scientist who created the first genetically modified children has been released

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr2,2024

The scientist who created the first genetically modified children is free

Chinese scientist He Jiankui, known for his specific research on genetic engineering, has returned to work after being imprisoned for creating the world's first genetically modified children modified children.

In 2018, He Jiankui shocked the world by announcing that he had modified the genes of several human embryos using CRISPR/Cas9 to make them immune to HIV. This led to the birth of twin girls Lulu and Nani, as well as another child.

The scientist's actions caused a storm of indignation. He was accused of violating ethical norms and Chinese laws, which led to a 3-year prison sentence in 2019.

Now that he has been released, He Jiankui has resumed his research in the field of editing the genome of human embryos.< /p>

He claims that his work now fully complies with ethical standards and is aimed at treating rare genetic diseases.

The specialist is still confident in the safety and effectiveness of his research. He says that the children born as a result of his experiments are healthy and do not have any unforeseen genetic changes.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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