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Chinese Scientist Faces Firestorm Over Genetic Editing

A Chinese researcher has publicly defended his claim he has created the world's first genetically-edited babies. He Jiankui addressed a crowd of fellow scientists Wednesday at a biomedical conference in Hong Kong, two days after he posted a video online claiming to have used a gene-editing technology dubbed CRISPR to alter the DNA of twin girls born to an HIV-positive father to prevent them from contracting the virus that causes AIDS. Dr. He said he conducted his research in...

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