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"Scandalous and Unacceptable": China stops genetic research of modified babies

The researchers involved in the subject offered to collaborate and provide "third parties for inspection" data have not yet been developed.

The Chinese government ordered stopping genetic research recently announced by He Jiankui, a scientist from that country, to the AP agency.

According to statements by state television, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping, the Ministry strongly opposes "scandalous and unacceptable" work being carried out around allegedly genetically modified babies. Jiankuiev's experiment "crossed the moral and ethical boundaries" of the scientific community, Nanping said.

Although the Chinese authorities have reported that the investigation is being conducted, it has not yet been revealed concrete measures adopted.

Jiankui is in turn will ensure cooperation "in all surveys" of your work and will provide "third parties for inspection" data that has not yet developed.

The controversial investigator had to speak again at an international conference held this week in Hong Kong on a genetic release, where he first published the alleged fruits of his experiment. In response to a rugged event, scientists gathered there prepared a statement in which they stated it is irresponsible genetically manipulated by ovules, sperm, or embryos, not knowing enough about the risks that this action implies.

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