2 Chinese Babies With Edited Genes May Face Higher Risk Of Premature Death

He Jiankui, associate professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology of China, speaks during a panel discussion at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong, China.

Analysis of DNA from more than 400,000 people in the UK suggests a genetic modification that protects against HIV may actually increase the overall risk of premature death.

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