When people use the famous line where they refer to a whole plot and they say “we don’t the half of something”, this ia what they mean exactly. Apparently when something seems good and appropriate to be done, then don’t do it. This is the confusing case of this scientist. How did you go from helping humanity to spending 3 years in jail?
A Scientist has famously been jailed for editing the genes of babies, to make them HIV-resistant. Who would have thought that a sentence like this existed. These words and phrase Scientist, HIV-resistant, and jail managed to make their ways into one sentence.
A Chinese court has concluded a
A court in China sentenced the scientist who created the world’s first “gene-edited” babies, to three years in prison on Monday, having found him guilty on charges of illegally practising medicine.
He Jiankui, then an associate professor at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, said in November 2018 that he had used gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to change the genes of twin girls to protect them from getting infected with the AIDS virus in the future.
He was suspended from his job and accused of work that was “extremely abominable in nature”. He and his collaborators forged ethical review materials and recruited men with AIDS who were part of a couple to carry out the gene-editing. .
His experiments ultimately resulted in two women giving birth to three gene-edited babies, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
How did exactly he go wrong again?