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China convicts researchers in gene-edited baby controversy

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, speaks during the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong, where he m...
In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks during an interview at his laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong prov...

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, speaks during the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong, where he m...

In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks during an interview at his laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong prov...

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media says the researcher in a gene-edited baby controversy has been sentenced to three years for practicing medicine illegally.

The report Monday by Xinhua news agency says He Jiankui was also fined 3 million yuan.

Two other people were also sentenced on the same charge.


Updated : 2020-12-06 06:36 GMT+08:00