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Researcher reveals more details on human embryo gene editing

By Dara Wang, Chen Zimo and Li Bingcun in Hong Kong | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-11-28 14:00

He Jiankui speaks at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong on Nov 28. [Photo by Parker Zheng/China Daily]

A Chinese scientist at the center of an ethical storm over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited babies said on Wednesday he is proud of his work and revealed that there has been another chemical pregnancy as part of the research.

Biological researcher He Jiankui also revealed more details of the controversial experiment in which he edited genes in human embryos that led to the birth of twin girls, Lulu and Nana.

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