Scientist Defends Gene-Edited Babies
He Jiankui says he has altered the genes of twin girls so they cannot contract HIV.
Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong, He Jiankui said he was "proud" of altering the genes of twin girls so they cannot contract HIV. His work, which he announced earlier this week, has not been verified. Also, Sri Lanka's top military officer has been remanded in custody, accused of covering up civil war-era murders, and how fried grasshoppers, a popular snack in Uganda, could be under threat.