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Chinese doctor fired for gene editing babies

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SHENZHEN, China – Reuters are reporting a scientist that created the world’s first gene edited baby has been fired from the university, The
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), that he worked at for evading oversight and breaking ethical boundaries in a quest for fame and fortune.

Hundreds of people scientists from all over the world have condemned the work of, He Jiankui. The Chinese authorities have denounced He and have placed a halt on his operations of editing human genes.

SUSTech released the following statement, “Effective immediately, SUSTech will rescind the work contract with Dr. Jiankui He and terminate any of his teaching and research activities at SUSTech.”

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