"I feel proudest, because they had lost hope for life", He said, when challenged by several peers at the conference (live stream below). He said twin girls with the altered genes were born earlier this month.
He's experiment has not been independently verified. But she notes, "one of the dangers of this kind of-I feel premature-study is that it muddies the waters and tarnishes the technology in this area at a time when we should be celebrating it and working together carefully to ensure that it's used safely". He said that all the participants had a "good education background" and went through two rounds of discussions with him and his team, according to Reuters.
"The volunteers were informed of the risk posed by the existence of one potential off-target and they made a decision to implant", he said.
Organisers of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing denounced He's "unexpected and deeply disturbing" claim that human embryos had been edited and implanted, and called for closer supervision of the field at the conclusion of the conference on Thursday.
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The announcement and the accompanying video prompted a global outcry by mainstream scientists and an investigation by Chinese health authorities with the National Health Commission ordering officials to "seriously investigate and verify" He's claims.
Audience members applauded as the Stanford and Rice University trained physicist took the stage at the International Summit on Human Gene Editing in Hong Kong Wednesday.
A total of eight volunteer couples with HIV-positive fathers and HIV-negative mothers had signed up to the clinical trial, with one dropping out before it was halted.
Scientists can do gene editing research on discarded IVF embryos, as long as they are destroyed immediately afterwards and not used to make a baby.
Neither He nor Southern University of Science and Technology responded to requests for comment.
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David Baltimore, a Nobel laureate and chairman of the organising committee, told reporters it was He's decision not to attend.
He Jiankui, a professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Shenzhen, said the twins - identified as "Lulu" and "Nana" - had their embryos' DNA changed using a method known as.
Conference moderator Robin Lovell-Badge said He's trial was a "backward step" for the science industry, but described the babies' birth as "momentous" nonetheless.
United States biochemist Jennifer Doudna, who created the CRISPR method, said that if confirmed, He's work breaks the transparent approach of the scientific community and its use of the procedure, reported DPA news agency.
CRISPR is a tool that can precisely cut-and-paste genes, allowing a part of DNA to be removed and replaced. Both cause tremendous suffering, are hard to treat effectively, and in rare cases are certain to be passed to any biological children, says Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley, a stem cell scientist.
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