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Jailed Chinese DNA Scientist Seeks New Project Funding – SCMP

Jiankui was released from prison earlier this year, having illegally creating three genetically modified embryos, later born as “Lulu”, “Nana” and “Amy,” South China Morning Post said


 

A Chinese scientist who was jailed for three years for creating the world’s first gene-edited babies is now looking for government funding for a new DNA project, The South China Morning Post reported.

He Jiankui has moved to Beijing, said the report, announcing on Weibo that he aims to raise $7.2 million to create a new DNA synthesiser. Jiankui was released from prison earlier this year, it added, having sparked uproar in the scientific community for illegally creating three genetically modified embryos, later born as “Lulu”, “Nana” and “Amy.”

Read the full report: South China Morning Post

 

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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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