China acknowledged the births and the fate of He Jiankui for the first time Monday. The Chinese ministry said it “resolutely opposed He’s work,” but the global science community argues He’s case underscores China’s lack of updated laws governing genetic research.
The New York Times: Scientist Who Edited Babies’ Genes Is Likely To Face Charges In China
A Chinese scientist who claimed to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies “seriously violated” state regulations, according to the results of an initial government investigation reported on Monday by Chinese state media. The investigators’ findings indicate that the scientist, He Jiankui, and his collaborators are likely to face criminal charges. (Ramzy and Wee, 1/21)