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PALO ALTO, Calif. — “Success!” read the subject line of the email. The text, in imperfect English, began: “Good News! The women is pregnant, the genome editing success!”

The sender was He Jiankui, an ambitious, young Chinese scientist. The recipient was his former academic adviser, Stephen Quake, a star Stanford bioengineer and inventor.

“Wow, that’s quite an achievement!” Dr. Quake wrote back. “Hopefully she will carry to term…”

…continue reading ‘Gene-Edited Babies: What a Chinese Scientist Told an American Mentor’

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