China has published a new version of ethical regulations against research through their “Measures for the Ethical Reviews of Life Science and Medical Research Involving Humans.” The update was an attempt to move on from the so-called CRISPR Baby scandal in which Chinese scientist He Jiankui illegally implanted genetically modified embryos in the uterus. In an article published by The Hastings Center, the circumstances in which such an illegal experiment was able to occur as well as the impact of the scandal on ethical, political, and social perspectives are discussed.


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