Imprisoned Chinese Gene Scientist Sets Up New Lab – Pandaily


Chinese scientist He Jiankui has set up a new lab in Beijing after being released from prison earlier this year, Pandaily reported, adding that He had been imprisoned for a three-year term for creating the world’s first genetically-edited babies.

He plans to use his new lab to research gene therapy for rare genetic diseases with treatment for less than 100,000 yuan ($13,884) and affordable to patients, the report said.

Read the full report: Pandaily




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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.

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