Science | China punishes a gene-editing researcher
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/02/20, 02:59 pm
A court in China on Monday sentenced a rogue scientist to three years in prison and fined him 3 million yuan ($430,000) for illegal human embryonic gene editing. Now that the scientist, He Jiankui, is paying the price for his misdeeds, the larger scientific community must be held accountable, as well, said Stanford University bioethicist William Hurlbut, who knows He personally.