Scientist resumes human embryo gene-editing research following release from prison


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He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who caused a global uproar in 2018 by using CRISPR technology to modify human embryos' DNA, has resumed his research after serving a three-year prison sentence. Convicted in 2019 for violating medical regulations, Jiankui's experiments were widely criticized by scientists, ethicists, and regulators for significant scientific and ethical violations. Now eighteen months post-release, he is once again working on gene editing in human embryos.