World Health Organization wants panel to study gene editing

GENEVA (AP) — The chief of the World Health Organization says his agency is assembling experts to consider the health impacts of gene editing. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghe...

Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists working on the frontiers of medicine fear the uproar over the reported births of gene-edited babies in China could jeopardize promising research into how to alter heredity...

The Latest: China halts work by team on gene-edited babies

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on a Chinese scientist's claim to have made the world's first gene-edited babies (all times local): 7:30 p.m. China's government has ord...

Scientists: World still isn't ready for gene-edited babies

HONG KONG (AP) — A group of leading scientists has declared that it's still too soon to try making permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations, as a Chinese researcher claims ...

Scientific summit: Gene editing of embryos remains 'irresponsible,' with risks too great to allow

HONG KONG (AP) — Scientific summit: Gene editing of embryos remains 'irresponsible,' with risks too great to allow.

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 26 The Washington Post on a new federal climate change report: ...

The Latest: Scientist speaks publicly on gene-editing claim

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on a scientist's claim to have made the world's first gene-edited babies (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A Chinese scientist on Wednesday m...

Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rebuke from China was fast and furious. A Chinese scientist who claimed he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies is now under investigation by govern...

Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The Chinese scientist who says he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies followed an unorthodox career path. He Jiankui (HEH JEE'-an-qway) kept secre...

Q&A on scientist's bombshell claim of gene-edited babies

Designer babies might be here sooner than anyone reckoned. A Chinese researcher who says he created gene-edited babies crossed what most scientists consider a forbidden line. It's no...

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrage

HONG KONG (AP) — More than 100 scientists have signed a petition calling for greater oversight on gene editing experiments after a researcher in China claimed he altered the DNA of twin girls born ear...

AP Exclusive: First gene-edited babies claimed in China

HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable ...

AP Exclusive: First gene-edited babies claimed in China

HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies — twin girls whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE DEATH TOLL HITS MILESTONE Experts say...

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

OAKFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and s...