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Scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports 2nd pregnancy

Updated : November 28, 2018 04:11 PM IST

The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, revealed the possible pregnancy Wednesday while making his first public comments about his controversial work at an international conference in Hong Kong.
He claims to have altered the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month to try to make them resistant to infection with the AIDS virus. Mainstream scientists have condemned the experiment, and universities and government groups are investigating.
Scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports 2nd pregnancy

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