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Nov 29, 2018 07:34 AM
BUSINESS & TECH

Genetics Industrial Parks Boom Across China

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Photo:VCG

As the birth of the world’s first genetically altered babies in China creates international controversy over science and ethics, the country is embracing a booming development of genetics industrial parks.

He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claims to have altered the genes of the twin babies’ embryos to make them resistant to HIV, said he funded most of his research using his salary as a college professor. But his lab is based in Shenzhen, a southern city that is home to two of China’s biggest genetics industrial parks.

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