Facing Backlash, Chinese Scientist Defends Gene-Editing Research On Babies

Chinese researcher He Jiankui spoke Wednesday during the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong.

He Jiankui, who shocked the world by asserting he had genetically edited twin girls, faced growing criticism from other researchers as he spoke at a scientific conference in Hong Kong.

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