Marilyn Marchoney, Associated Press
Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:37 PM EST
The Chinese researcher, who claims to have helped Hong Kong make the world's first genetically modified baby, says she does not have a second pregnancy.
The researcher, Jiangxi in Shenzhen, published his first public opinion on his controversial work on Wednesday at an international conference in Hong Kong.
He claims that twelve babies born early this month were trying to resist the DNA of the AIDS virus. The main researchers accused the experiment, universities and government groups were studied.
The second potential pregnancy is at an early stage and requires a long time to control that it does not last long.
According to leading scientists, there are many more reasons to worry and more questions than Sae's. The Conference Leader called the "irresponsible" experiment and the scientific community proved that it was not self-regulated to prevent early DNA modification.
Changing DNA before and after the concept is very controversial, because changes can be inherited and may damage other genes. It is prohibited in some countries, including the United States, except for laboratory tests.
She insisted that she would be able to benefit from the girls' choice of HIV, rather than heredity, as a test for gene-editing.
"They need protection because there are no vaccines," he said.
Scientists did not buy it.
California-Berkeley scientist Jennifer Dodna and one of the inventors of the genetic-editorial CRISPR genre, he said, "This is really bad development. "I am grateful to have appeared today, but I think he has not heard our answers, we still need to understand motivation."
Dudey is paid by the Heavens Hewes Medical Institute, which also supports the AP Health & Science Department.
David Lu's Harvard author and MIT Broad Institute's genetic editorial editor: "It's not about promising technologies that have profitable benefits for the community, and I hope this will never happen."
There is no independent confirmation of his claims and has not yet been published in a scientific journal where he will be solved by experts. At the conference, he refused or denied answers to many questions, including who paid for his work, explaining the potential threats and benefits to the participants, and why he kept it secret after its creation.
David Baltimore, Nobel laureate at the California Institute of Technology, says the work "is still unanswered," because he did not meet many scientists who had agreed a few years ago before the gene editorial. should be taken into consideration.
Baltimore says that "the choice of illness that has been heard today is much more complicated."
The case shows that "the scientific community has failed in self-regulation," and stated that the Conference Committee will make a statement on the prospect of the field on Thursday, Baltimore said.
Prior to his talk, Dean of the Harvard Medical School and one of the organizers of the conference, George Dei, made a warning against the gene's editing to experiment. Because the first thing can be wrong, I think we should not focus on the positive aspects that might lead us into the sand and get out of that responsible path, "says Daley. .
"Scientists are intentional … deeply and profoundly in the scientific community," says Daley.
Regulators have accused the experiment of being non-ethical and non-scientific.
The National Health Commission instructed local officials in the Guangdong province to investigate their activities, and its employer, the southern Chinese university of science and technology, is also being studied.
On Tuesday, Quin RENJON, of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, claims that it should not be on our agenda before it comes to independent experts. Whether he has violated the law on reproductive medicine in China; Qui claims he did, but "the question is not fine."
She called on the United Nations to call for a meeting to discuss the genealogical genealogy to promote international accord.
At the same time, American scientists have said that they are in contact with them and know what they are doing or suspects.
Dr. Matthew Poes, a genetic researcher at the University of Stanford, said that in February when he was conducting PhD studies, he tried to edit the human gene. According to Porest, he did not respond and said "he is irresponsible, that he can do all the genealogical editing".
Dr. William Harowbut, a Stanford etiologist, said that over the last two years, he spoke to him about the "Gene Editing, which might be right."
"I knew her early, and I knew where she was," Hurlbut said. Four or five weeks ago, when she saw her, she did not say she worked with embryos treated or she was pregnant, but "I was very suspicious," says Hurlboot.
"I do not agree with the idea of going out of the consensus of the scientific community," Hurlbut said. If science is not considered to be ready or safe, it "causes misunderstandings, inconsistencies and mistrust".