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"Unbelievable and unacceptable": China prevents genetic research on suitable babies



The scientist involved in the case offered to cooperate and provide a "third party, to review", the data has not yet been developed.

The Chinese government ordered to stop the recently published genetic research by He Jiankui, a scientist of that country, reporting the AP agency.

According to statements made by the Deputy Minister for Science and Technology, Xu Nanping, the Ministry opposes the "disgraceful and unacceptable" work done around the genetically modified babies. Jiankui experimented "crossing the moral and ethical restrictions" of the scientific community, said Nanping.

Although the Chinese authorities have said that an investigation is being held, it has not yet revealed what concrete measures adopted.

Jiankui was transferred in turn provides co-operation "in each investigation" of your work and will provide a "third party, to review", data has not yet been developed.

The controversial researcher had to speak again at the international conference held this week in Hong Kong on the occasion of the genetic issue, where he first knew the fruits that should be his experiment. In response to the rough incident, scientists gathered there to prepare a statement that said it is irresponsible treat genetics, sperm or embryos, without knowing enough about the risks that this activity contains.


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