China ordered an investigation to verify the claims of a Chinese scientist who claimed that history created the first genetically modified babies, an action that was described by many researchers as "madness".
Jiankui, a professor at the University of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, is on a YouTube video on YouTube, where two twins girls who changed the DNA to make the virus more resistant inde a few weeks ago Guangdong announces the birth. AIDS.
The National Health Commission said on Monday night that they "attach great importance" to this issue, saying, "We asked the health authorities of Guangdong Province to open a comprehensive investigation to identify the facts."
In his statement, Jiankui instigated a wave of criticism from the scientific community of the world, including the research center's own university, the Center for Science and Technology, and declared himself a açık deeply shock Ji.
The geneticist who studied at Stanford University in the United States and operated a private laboratory in his genome in Shenzhen, explains the CRISPR / Cas9 technique using # genome scissors Amerika. It allows the removal and modification of unwanted parts of the genome as if typing in a computer is corrected.
The twins, Lulu and Nana, were born after in vitro fertilization from modified embryos prior to implantation in the mother's womb.
This self-proclaimed medical scoop was not supported because the results of the Chinese team were not published in a scientific journal.
More than 100 Chinese scientists, especially biologists and physicians, say it is om crazy 39 and Çin a great blow to the development of global reputation and biomedical research in China Biy.