Chinese doctor was 'foolish' over gene editing

Study finds those with two copies of the 'Delta 32 mutation' have a higher risk of premature death

A Chinese scientist who caused outrage last year when he said he had created the world's first "gene-edited" babies in an attempt to protect them from HIV may also have put them at risk with a "foolish" choice of gene, experts say.

He Jiankui
He Jiankui. Photo: AAP

He Jiankui, then an associate professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China, sparked an international scientific and