Communist Party Secretly Supported Chinese Gene-Edited Babies, According to New Book

by David Solomonoff

According to a new book, Chinese scientist He Jiankui had the support of several Communist Party officials while working on his gene-editing experiments.

That support didn’t last, though. He went missing shortly after his experiments received international attention, with the Chinese government quickly distancing itself from his work, painting him as a scientist who had gone”rogue.” He was sentenced to three years in prison in December 2019.

Overall, the consensus is that it’s far too early to tell what the long term ramifications are of tinkering with genetic code in live human embryos.

Kirksey argues that it may be too late to halt gene-editing research entirely — but what’s still up for debate is how long it’ll be until the effects of such endeavors will be felt by the general population.

Source: Communist Party Secretly Supported Chinese Gene-Edited Babies, According to New Book

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