Chinese Baby Maker Scientist in Genes Sentenced to 3 Years Prison. A Chinese scientist who adopted baby’s genes has been sentenced to three years in prison.
This is reported by the Chinese state medium Xinhua. He Jiankui announced in November 2018 that he had used a gene technology called CRISPR-Cas9 to modify the genes of twin embryos.
The announcement of He caused indignation and disapproval throughout the world. He was shortly afterwards placed under house arrest and dismissed by his employer at the university in Shenzhen.
The scientist wanted to make the children HIV-resistant.
The Chinese authorities already informed in 2018 that He acted on his own initiative and that he arranged his personal financing. He would also have violated several guidelines.