January 6, 2020

What CRISPR-Baby Prison Sentences Mean for Research

(Nature) – There has been much speculation about whether other scientists would follow in He‘s footsteps, especially given the ease of using the most popular gene-editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9. But the punishments are “definitely a deterrent to similar misconduct in China”, … Read More

December 31, 2019

Chinese Court Sentences ‘Gene-Editing’ Scientist to Three Years in Prison

(Reuters) – A Chinese court sentenced the scientist who created the world’s first “gene-edited” babies to three years in prison on Monday for illegally practising medicine and violating research regulations, the official Xinhua news agency said.  In November 2018, He … Read More