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Chinese scientist reveals second gene-altered pregnancy under way

Asia Pacific Nov 28, 2018

Chinese scientist reveals second gene-altered pregnancy under way

The Chinese researcher who claims to have created the world's first genetically-altered babies revealed a possible second pregnancy had resulted from his project, highlighting the dilemmas facing China's leaders as they attempt to control a nascent industry racing to dominate genomics research globally. He Jiankui ...

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Nov 28, 2018

Gene-edited baby trial 'paused': Chinese scientist

The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies said Wednesday the trial had been paused, following an international outcry over the highly controversial procedure. He Jiankui defended his work in front of a packed Hong Kong biomedical conference, saying he ...

Scientists keep decapitated pigs' brains alive for 36 hours

World / Science & Health Apr 29, 2018

Scientists keep decapitated pigs' brains alive for 36 hours

U.S.-based researchers have successfully kept the brain cells of decapitated pigs alive for 36 hours, sparking concerns over the ethics involved in such advanced research. The MIT Technology Review said a Yale University team, led by neuroscientist Nenad Sestan, carried out experiments on between 100 ...