Chinese Scientist Behind Gene Edited Babies Gets 3 Year Jail Term
Scientific experiment now a criminal charge and the scientist He Jiankui is sentenced to three years in prison and also levied a fine.Two collaborators face similar fate.
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In his first public appearance since claiming creation of the world’s first gene-edited babies, Chinese researcher He Jiankui apologized but said he is willing to face criticism for the sake of the families involved.