HONG KONG (AP) – Chinese researcher
He helped create the first genetically-diseased babies of the world, today announced that he would develop a second pregnancy.
He Jiankui, a 34-year-old female professor in a southern city of Shenzhen, was pregnant in the first public statements in public debates about the international conference in Hong Kong.
He says he changes DNA
Two twin births were born at the beginning of the month with the immune system of AIDS virus. The scientific community condemned the experiment, and universities and government groups are examining the situation.
The second phase of pregnancy is an early stage and it is time to confirm if it is more, he said.
After talking, scientists say they are more responsible than ever and questions more than their answers. The director of the conference described the experiment as "negligent". In fact, he proved that the science community was trying to self-regulate and prevent early efforts to change DNA.
Changing before or at the moment of DNA conception is highly controversial because it can damage and inherit other genes. This practice is prohibited in some countries, including the United States, except in the case of laboratory research.
I have opted for the selection of HIV, a genetic modification of jealousy, but stresses that girls can benefit.
"They need this protection because the vaccine is not available," said the researcher. But scientists did not approve their vision.
"This is a truly unacceptable progress," said Jennifer Doudna, a scientist from the University of Berkeley in California and one of the inventors of a CRISPR gene editing tool. "I think it's good today, but I do not think I heard a response, so we have to understand the motivation."
The Doudna Howard Hughes Medical Institute pays for the Official Section of the Faculty of Medicine and Sciences.
There is currently no confirmation for the confirmation of He, but has not yet published his research in a scientific journal that experts can test. In the lecture, he answered a lot of questions about what he paid for, how he understood the participants with as much risk and benefit and why he ended his work in secret.
The rules were regulated to condemn the experiment as non-ethical and unscientific.
The Chinese National Health Commission has instructed local officials in the Guangdong province to investigate their actions and investigate what happened at the center of the South Science and Technology Center.