The Chinese authorities have stopped work to edit genes in human embryos
The scientist claimed that he was able to change the DNA of the twins, making them immune to HIV.
Moscow. 29 Nov. INTERFAX.RU — the Chinese Authorities have suspended the work of scientists who were engaged in genetic editing of human embryos, reports “Xinhua”.
This activity was called ugly by nature, violate the Chinese laws and contrary to scientific ethics.
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The Ministry of science and technology said the experiment, which last month were born twin girls with a modified genetic code, violates the laws of the PRC and is shocking and unacceptable.
Chinese national Commission for health and the Association for science and technology also condemned this activity.
Monday 26 Nov scientist Hae Cisangkuy working in Shenzhen, said that he was able to change the DNA code of twin girls so that they become immune to HIV. According to the researcher, perhaps another pregnancy will soon end with the birth of the baby and artificially modified DNA.
According to “Xinhua”, his statement officially not been confirmed by anyone.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press quotes the statements of scientists who insist that while science cannot make human DNA changes will be passed on to future generations.