in the face of sharp global criticism has defended the Chinese researchers He Jiankui and his work, which should have led to the birth of the world’s first genetically modified babies. The scientists must do more to help people with diseases, says Hey on Wednesday on a genome researchers-Congress in Hong Kong, where he is international experts the questions applied.
It was the first appearance of He, since he had triggered on Monday with one on Youtube has posted a Video with scientists and ethicists worldwide outrage. In it, he had proclaimed the birth of the first genetically modified babies Lulu and Nana. The embryos made interventions with the young Genschere Crispr/Cas9 should make the children whose correct identity of the scientist a secret want to hold, thus resistant to HIV. An independent confirmation of the claim are not yet available.
In Hong Kong again He repeated that he has lots of pairs of healthy mother and a HIV-mounted total number of children infected father to Try and join in. At the end of one of the pairs of twins have. “On this particular case, I’m really proud of,” said He. After the birth of his children he had received from the father a message that this promised to work hard to earn money and to always take care of his two daughters and his wife.