There was a Chinese scientist who experimented with the genes of newborns

Scientist from China Ho Cisangkuy, who disappeared after the recent statements about the successful operation of the modification of the genes of the children was born the first genetically modified twins made contact. At the moment he is imprisoned in a closed prison room in the guest house on the territory of the southern science and technology University in Shenzhen, where he was. The New York Times showed a video in which a scientist is alive and well and says hi.


At the moment Hae Cisangkuy in custody: the balcony is closed with a grille, and at the entrance to the apartments there are people in civilian clothes. About which Agency they serve, unknown and other reviews to also failed. However, the scientist is allowed to communicate via email and on the phone. Say he’s fine.

Modification of genes in China

At the end of November it became known that the Chinese scholar edited the genes of newborn twin girls. The work raised a great sensation in the society of biologists, not least because of the questionable ethical background. However, independent confirmation of the successful outcome of the operation yet.

Colleagues criticized the Hae experiment as unethical, and China, as it turned out, took custody of the scientist and initiated the investigation in relation to the conducted experiment.

Not so long ago, the Chinese government also expanded the social ranking and wayward scientists. Perhaps because of the irresponsible actions Cisangkuy. The essence of the program is to celebrate people who break laws, rules or social norms, and then to limit their access to certain services and programs, like obtaining loans.

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