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The First Gene-edited Babies

Hank Greely - STS Affiliated Faculty and Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor

Dec 5 2018

Article By Henry T. Greely Q&A with Sharon Driscoll

"Last month, He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, announced the birth of the world’s first gene-edited babies, whose DNA had been edited to reduce the risk of HIV infection. While the claim has not yet been verified, Chinese authorities have launched an investigation and ordered this researcher’s work to stop. In the discussion that follows, Stanford Law Professor Hank Greely, an expert in the ethical, legal, and social implications of new biomedical technologies, discusses the legal and ethical questions surrounding the new world of gene-editing."

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