Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – Official and scientists China Earnings of a genetic father, He Jiankui, have said they have made a genetically modified baby embryo with CRISPR-Cas9-technology.
More than 100 scientists have said in an open letter that the use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology to change mythical embryo genes was very risky. This can not be just and can harm the reputation and development of human biomedical society in China.
A professor of Fudan university Yang Zhengang said he decided that the action was very dangerous.
Some researchers from the Genetic Society of China and the Chinese Society for Stem Cell Studies have also said that they have banned the study at & # 39; The grounds that the work would put an extraordinary safety risk.
"We believe that the study of him (He Jiankui) strongly opposes the Chinese arrangements and the consensus that has been reached through the international scientific community," said the two groups.
In a Chinese language letter, it was also stated that 120 scientists have opposed the experiment, directly or directly, to people. They only support the study or study.
CRISPR-Cas9 is a technique that allows scientists to grind and place DNA, in effort to augment the genetic correction expectations for illness. Nevertheless, there are concerns about safety and ethics.
In his videotape, scientist He Jiankui expressed his defense regarding the formation of the embryo. He said his efforts would be a sole way to protect forced baby-girls who have been born this month from HIV infection, the virus causes AIDS.
Previously, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of China Xu Nanping he was very surprised when he heard Mr. He also added that the work was banned since 2003.
The national health committee said on Monday (26/11) that they were deeply involved and provincial health personnel were ordered to investigate and explore the problem immediately.
"Our aim is to ensure that the operation of this genome is responsible," said the commission. (jef / eks)