Researcher behind 'gene-edited babies' given prison sentence

December 30, 2019

Chinese biophysicist jailed for three years for experiment that led to live births of three genetically altered children. He Jiankui, previously an associate professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), has been sentenced to three years in prison and fined Rmb 3 million (£327,000) for illegal human embryo gene-editing using CRISPR-Cas9 technology.