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"Scandalous and unacceptable": China stops genetic research of modified children

The scientist involved in the case suggested collaborating and submitting to “third parties for review,” data has not yet been developed.

The Chinese government has ordered the discontinuation of genetic research recently announced to scientists from this country, He Jiankuem, reports AP.

According to statements made by state television by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping, this ministry is strongly opposed to the “scandalous and unacceptable” work carried out around alleged genetically modified children. The Jiankui experiment “crossed the moral and ethical limits” of the scientific community, Nanping said.

Although the Chinese authorities have reported that an investigation is underway, it has not yet been disclosed that concrete measures accepted

Jiankui conveyed in turn that will provide cooperation “In all investigations” of your work and will provide “to third parties, for consideration,” data has not yet been developed.

Controversial researcher should speak again at an international conference held this week in Hong Kong on the occasion of a genetic publication, where he first presented his alleged fruits of his experiment. In response to a difficult event, scientists gathered a prepared statement there, which states that it's irresponsible genetically manipulate oocytes, spermatozoa or embryos, not knowing enough about the risks associated with this action.

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