China has imprisoned a scientist who claims that he was behind the world's first genetically modified babies.
the Researcher, He Jiankui, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for illegal medical practice, writes state-run media in Beijing.
He has also received a fine of almost 2.9 million dollars, writes the news agency Xinhua.
Last year shocked the researcher scientists all over the world, when he stated that he in no way regretted that he had cut and pasted in a pair of twins, their genes.
the chinese authorities reacted forcefully. It evokes memories of frankenstein's laboratory, where the ethics going out of the window, name it.
Science & technology - 27. nov. 2018 - at. 07:33 Scientists offend: China creates world's first designed babies
Researchers say that He Jiankui not let himself submit to a process where other scientists could comment and criticize his work.
The technique he used at his private clinic in the appeal to the chinese, is illegal in most of the world.
He Jiankui claimed that the twins ' genes had been altered so that they were immune to hiv infection.
the Trial of the researcher took place in Shenzhen. Two of his forskningsassistenter was also sentenced to prison. Zhang Renli got two years and a fine of up to one million dollars, while Qin Jinzhou got one and a half years and a fine of up to half a million dollars.
the Trio did not have the qualifications to work as physicians, and had deliberately offended against the applicable chinese legislation, and a number of ethical principles, states that, in the judgment, according to Xinhua.
Their motives were the desire to achieve fame and wealth, it says.
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Xinhua writes that a third gm baby was born in the context of the He Jiankuis experiments.
In november of last year, he explained in a video on YouTube that he had used a gen-redigerende technique, known as CRISPR-Cas9. The amended fostercellen at tvillingpigerne Lulu and Nana. They were born earlier the same month.
the Researcher was subsequently investigated by the police, and his research was prohibited. He was dismissed from the university, where he was employed.
His intervention on the twins can be failed, and it may have led to unintended mutations. The researchers say after having seen forskningsmaterialet.
genetic engineering is illegal in most countries of the world.
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