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CRISPR Babies Researcher He Jiankui Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

22:19 EST 30 Dec 2019 | Genetic Engineering News

Thirteen months after He Jiankui shook the international scientific community with the news of an experiment to create the first gene-edited babies, a Chinese court has sentenced He and two colleagues to three years in prison and a fine of roughly $400,000. Producing the CRISPR babies, which did not gain the support of the scientific community, brought the ethics that surround CRISPR genome editing technology to the forefront of scientific and ethical debates.

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