Xu Nanping, a member of the party group and deputy minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology, told CCTV in an interview today that the Ministry of Science and Technology strongly opposes the genetic editing of infants and has taken measures to suspend the scientific and technical activities of the personnel concerned.Xu Nanpingof
: The clinical operation of human embryonic genetic editing for reproduction is expressly prohibited in our country. A genetically edited child event reported in these media,This is a flagrant violation of the relevant laws and regulations of China, and also openly violates the following morality and ethics, which the academic community adheres to. This is shocking and unacceptable.
We are totally against it. The Ministry of Science and Technology has already appealed to the relevant departments with a request to suspend the scientific and technical activities of the relevant personnel. The next step of the Ministry of Science and Technology on the basis of an objective investigation of incidents will be investigated and considered in accordance with the law.