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Feb 11, 2019 01:15 PM
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Stanford Investigates Faculty Contact With Scientist Who Edited Baby Genes

He Jiankui. Photo: Bloomberg
He Jiankui. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Stanford University is probing the involvement of the school’s faculty members with the Chinese scientist who has drawn international condemnation for creating the world’s first gene-edited babies.

Since He Jiankui’s claim in November that twin girls had been born with DNA altered to make them resistant to HIV, multiple Stanford faculty members have said that the Chinese researcher spoke with them about the possibility of genetically modifying human embryos and implanting them in women.

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