…experts worry meddling with the genome of an embryo could cause harm not only to the individual but also future generations that inherit these same changes.
Prof He’s recent claims were widely criticised by other scientists.
Hundreds of Chinese scientists also signed a letter on social media condemning the research, saying they were “resolutely” opposed to it.
“If true, this experiment is monstrous. Gene editing itself is experimental and is still associated with off-target mutations, capable of causing genetic problems early and later in life, including the development of cancer,” Prof Julian Savulescu, an ethics expert at the University of Oxford earlier told the BBC.
“This experiment exposes healthy normal children to risks of gene editing for no real necessary benefit.”
— RedFox News (@NewsRedfox) November 28, 2018