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China jails scientist who gene-edited babies

China jails scientist who gene-edited babies

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced the scientist who claimed to be behind the world's first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media reported.

China gene babies' mutation linked to higher mortality: study

China gene babies' mutation linked to higher mortality: study

The genetic mutation given to Chinese twins last year rendering them immune to the HIV virus may significantly reduce life expectancy, scientists said Monday in a fresh warning against human gene-editing.

Disease gene 'edited' in human embryos in scientific first

Disease gene 'edited' in human embryos in scientific first

Scientists in the United States have repaired a disease-causing mutation in the DNA of early-stage human embryos, they said Wednesday, taking a step closer to engineering babies free of inherited disorders.

Londoners head for the hills to see eclipse

Londoners head for the hills to see eclipse

Thousands of Londoners will flock to vantage points across the capital today morning as a solar eclipse plunges rush hour into darkness.