China AIDS group 'really regrets' role in gene-editing

China AIDS group 'really regrets' role in gene-editingThe head of a Chinese AIDS support group expressed deep regret Friday for helping a scientist recruit participants for a controversial experiment claiming to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies. The medical trial, which was led by Chinese scientist He Jiankui, purports to have successfully altered the DNA of twin girls, whose father is HIV-positive, to prevent them from contracting the virus. The founder of the Baihualin (BHL) China League, who calls himself “Bai Hua”, reportedly introduced 50 families to He’s team for clinical trials.

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