Researcher who edited babies’ genome retreats from view as criticism mounts

  title={Researcher who edited babies’ genome retreats from view as criticism mounts},
  author={Owen Dyer},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  • O. Dyer
  • Published 30 November 2018
  • Medicine
  • British Medical Journal
He Jiankui, the Chinese researcher who rocked the field of genetics when he announced the birth of two babies whose genome had been edited to prevent HIV infection, defended his work before an audience of scientists at a Hong Kong genomics conference on 28 November.1 But He withdrew from a scheduled speaking slot the next day—a discussion about developing standards and moral principles for human germline editing—as criticism mounted from other scientists and from the Chinese government, while… 
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