(The scientist who created the world’s first “gene-edited” babies has been sentenced to to three years in prison by a court in China. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

The scientist who created the world’s first “gene-edited” babies has been sentenced to to three years in prison by a court in China. He Jiankui sai(...)

Prof He Jiankui: his  modification was in the germline, the cells that bring about the next generation and the next and the next. Photograph:  Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Remember these two names, Lulu and Nana. They are twin girls born in China in October 2018, and we already know they are going to be famous. They ar(...)

He Jiankui guides a laboratory staff member at the Direct Genomics lab in Shenzhen,  China. The scientist has claimed to have  created the world’s first gene-edited twin baby girls, ‘Lulu’ and ‘Nana’, whose genetic alterations could make them immune to HIV. Photograph: VCG via Getty Images

News that Chinese scientist He Jiankui successfully applied new gene-editing technology to create genetically modified human embryos immune to the HIV(...)