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GENEVA | World Health Organization wants panel to study gene editing

GENEVA— The chief of the World Health Organization says his agency is assembling experts to consider the health impacts of gene editing. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that gene editing “cannot be just done without clear guidelines” and experts should “start from a clean sheet and check everything.” Tedros’ comments followed Chinese scientist … Continue reading GENEVA | World Health Organization wants panel to study gene editing

HONG KONG  | US biologist: Gene-editing work a failure of self-regulation

HONG KONG  — A leader of an international conference on gene editing said Wednesday that the work of a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies showed a failure of self-regulation among scientists. Nobel laureate David Baltimore said the work of the scientist who made the claim would “be … Continue reading HONG KONG  | US biologist: Gene-editing work a failure of self-regulation

HONG KONG | The Latest: Official says scientific self-regulation failed

HONG KONG — The Latest on a scientist’s claim to have made the world’s first gene-edited babies (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A leader of an international conference on gene editing says the work of a scientist who claims to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies showed a failure of self-regulation among scientists. … Continue reading HONG KONG | The Latest: Official says scientific self-regulation failed

HONG KONG | US doctor warns against backlash to gene-edited baby claim

HONG KONG — A prominent American scientist is warning against a backlash to the claim that a Chinese scientist has helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies. Harvard Medical School dean Dr. George Daley says it would be unfortunate if a misstep with a first case led scientists and regulators to reject the good that … Continue reading HONG KONG | US doctor warns against backlash to gene-edited baby claim

WASHINGTON | Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

WASHINGTON— The rebuke from China was fast and furious. A Chinese scientist who claimed he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies is now under investigation by government bodies and by his own university. He Jiankui, a 34-year-old associate professor based in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, said his lab used the powerful gene-editing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

PHILADELPHIA | Chinese scientist pleads guilty in plot to steal GSK secrets

PHILADELPHIA— A Chinese scientist has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline in what prosecutors said was a scheme to set up companies in China to market them. Tao Li pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to a single conspiracy count. The change of plea comes two weeks after Yu Xue, … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Chinese scientist pleads guilty in plot to steal GSK secrets