Stanford probes faculty ties to China gene-edited baby work

Stanford University has started a review of interactions that some faculty members had with He Jiankui (HUH JEEN-qway), the Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make gene-edited babies. ...

Tests suggest scientists achieved 1st 'in body' gene editing

Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease. Preliminary results released Thursday suggest that two m...

Chinese scientist told US Nobelist about gene-edited babies

Emails show the Chinese researcher behind the claim of gene-edited babies told a U.S. Nobel laureate about the experiment months before the news became public. The revelation comes a...

China says doctor behind gene edited babies acted on his own

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted...

AP-NORC Poll: Most support gene editing to protect babies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but a new poll shows they'd draw the line at changing DNA ...

China is worst stock market of 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Over the past year, the Shanghai Composite Index lost a quarter of its value, making it the worst-performing stock market in the world, Bloomberg reported Friday. The trade w...

'Pandemic' rings warning bell about gene-editing technology

"Pandemic" (Putnam), by Robin Cook When there's a scientific breakthrough, Robin Cook doesn't just stand up and cheer. He uses his fertile imagination and writes a novel about its po...

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...