China ordered to stop the work of editing the genome of people. The author of the work has disappeared

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China ordered to stop the work of editing the genome of people. The author of the work has disappeared

Earlier this week, the whole world literally was shocked about the fact that in one of the hospitals of China were born the world's first children edited using CRISPR genome. This is a really important event for the international community lacked a sufficient evidence base and is the author of the work was to provide a few days after the statement at the summit, devoted to the human genome. However, after some time after the speech, the Chinese government ordered to stop the work of the scientist and to understand the issue in more detail. He's a scientist left the summit, and yet no longer appeared in public. What happened?

For starters, let's remember how it all began. a group of researchers led by Dr. Hae Sanguem reported that with the editor of the genome of CRISPR-Cas9, they managed to edit the CCR5 gene. The absence of this gene, according to experts, allows people to have high resistance to smallpox, cholera and infection. Mr. Cisangkuy said that in the course of his work he managed to edit the genome of a zygote obtained by in vitro fertilization, with the result that on light there were two twin girls that have received the names Nana and Lulu.

According to the Associated Press, which cites China's state media, the academic representatives of the University, in which he worked, as well as hospitals, allegedly approved the experiments, stated that they were "shocked and surprised" by the news and conduct their own investigation of the incident. Also for the investigation began, the national Commission on public health of China. As stated in the press service of the Ministry reported with reference to Deputy Minister of science and technology, Nanping Xu,

"the Relevant state authorities have ordered to suspend research work for editing the human genome. Our Ministry is strongly against this project, Sanicula Ho and his colleagues is inappropriate."

At the same time before the start of the investigation, Mr. Ho stated that another part of his experiment also pregnant. He himself Hae after the international summit and the report and providing us with the scientific base, left Hong Kong and directly talks to nobody. He only said through a representative that would provide "all original data of experiment needed to conduct an independent analysis."

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