November 28, 2018 at 09:25 am
The announcement of the birth of two twins, changed to make the DNA more resistant to the AIDS virus, has led to harsh criticism throughout the world.
A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the first genetically modified babies in history, the EFE news agency reported, said on Wednesday that it had "put on" its clinical trials after a global debate triggered by its explanation.
"I apologize for the unexpected breakdown of results," Jiankui said, referring to videos published on YouTube on Sunday at a health conference in Hong Kong. Said.
"Clinical trials have been paused due to the situation," he added.
The announcement of the birth of two twins, modified to make the DNA more resistant to the AIDS virus, led to harsh criticism worldwide for an action called "madness" by many researchers.
At a medical conference in a crowded amphitheater Wednesday, He Jiankui said that they were all volunteers to prosecute eight pairs of an HIV-positive father and an HIV-negative mother, but one of them was retired. .
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