Chinese scientist jailed for creating gene-edited babies

Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, who claimed to be behind the world’s first gene-edited babies has been sentenced to three years in prison. Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community last year by announcing the birth of twin girls whose genes had allegedly been altered to confer immunity to HIV, was also fined three million yuan ($430,000) for illegal medical practice.

Two of his fellow researchers were also sentenced for not obtaining qualifications to work as doctors and knowingly violating China’s regulations and ethical principles.

Source: Dawn