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China approves ethics advisory group after CRISPR-babies scandal

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  • Clarification 08 August 2019: This article has been updated to make clear that He Jiankui's ethics review approval was found to be fake after an investigation by the Guangdong health ministry. And to clarify that He's informed consent is considered invalid by bioethicists, not by the health ministry.


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