Chinese scientist & # 39; proud & # 39; will experiment with editing genes despite international criticism


A Chinese scientists amid controversy over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited children said on Wednesday he was proud of his work and revealed that other volunteers were pregnant as part of the research.

He Jiankui, a professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China, spoke at the meeting room of around 700 people attending the Human Genome Editing Summit at the University of Hong Kong.

"For this case, I feel proud. I feel most proud," he said, when challenged by several colleagues at the conference.

"This study has been submitted to scientific journals for review," he said. He did not name the journal and said that his university was not aware of his studies.

However, he said the trial was now suspended after the protest.


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