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Latest: China prevents work by a team on babies that are meant by genes



HONG KONG – Update at the request of a Chinese scientist to make the firstborn babies edited by genes (always locally):

7:30 p.m.

The Chinese government has ordered to stop working by a medical team and claimed that he had helped make the nation's firstborn babies.

Science and Technology Prime Minister Xu Nanping, the CCTV state broadcaster, said Thursday that his ministry was strongly opposed to the efforts produced according to the production of double women born earlier this month. Xu from the team's actions was illegal and unacceptable and said that the investigation had been ordered.

He Jiankui researcher claims he has changed the twins DNA to try to resist them with the AIDS virus infection. Mainstream scientists have condemned the experiment, and universities and government groups are investigating.

There is no independent confirmation of what he says. He has said that a second pregnancy could be in progress.

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1:30 p.m.

A group of leading scientists has stated that it is still too early to try to make permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by generations and future, as a Chinese researcher claims to have done.

The scientists in Hong Kong gathered this week for an international conference on gene genes, the ability to rewrite a life code to try to correct or prevent diseases.

Although the science is still pledged to help people who have already been born, scientists said on Thursday that it is irresponsible to put on eggs, sperm or embryos because there is not yet enough information about its risks no security.

The conference was created by the Chinese researcher's claim that he had helped make the babies of the nation's first genes, who said he was born earlier this month.


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