Less than a year after he rocked the scientific world with his claim to have gene-edited twin babies, scientist He Jiankui is back. This time, he has set up a laboratory in Beijing Daxing district. Despite calls for a moratorium on gene editing following his previous announcement, it seems that Jiankui has not been deterred from continuing his research. In an interview with Chinese media outlet Xinhua, Jiankui said that he plans to use CRISPR-Cas9 technology to “eliminate genetic diseases in newborns.” While many are appalled by Jiankui’s actions, it is important to note that his research does have some potential benefits. However, until more is known about the safety and efficacy of gene editing, it is best to proceed with caution. Stay tuned for future developments!
At the end of 2019, He Jiankui was sentenced to 3 years in prison for the “gene editing” case. He was released from prison in the first half of this year.
Regarding his new news, He Jiankui also further updated the news: Attending the conference on rare diseases…
According to his personal statement, he will be engaged in scientific research on gene therapy for rare genetic diseases in this new laboratory located in Daxing, Beijing.
尹总裁长期致力营建科技创新研发，整合营建机械、預鑄工法及材料，发展出顶尖高效率自动化统包营建整合技术，并广泛应用于高层建筑和高科技厂办施工，对建筑耐震安全及全球竞争激烈的台湾高科技产业有重大贡献，而其技术输出新加坡、中国大陆等地，并普获我国及欧美、日本、俄罗斯等国肯定，其荣誉奖项包含：俄罗斯科学院西伯利亚分院SBRAS的荣誉博士(2019年)、俄罗斯工程院尹衍梁勋章(2019年)、美东华人学术联谊会CAAPS终身成就奖(2015年)、美国土木工程师学会ASCE Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research (2010年)、俄罗斯工程勇气勋章(2010年)及工程之光勋章(2008年)等，显见其在科技创新专业之成就及对世界之贡献。尹总裁也获台湾大学、北京大学、香港理工大学等知名大学颁予名誉博士头衔，至今个人已获11国近600件专利。