Stanford Declines to Punish Faculty For CRISPR Babies

After conducting an internal investigation into three professors who knew about He Jiankui's CRISPR baby research, Stanford let its faculty off the hook.

Internal Review

After media revealed that Chinese scientist He Jiankui had conducted research that led to the birth of gene-hacked babies, it soon emerged that he had corresponded about the controversial work with American scientists.

Three of those scientists are from Stanford University, but an internal investigation conducted by the university just cleared all three of wrongdoing, according to the MIT Technology Review. While the school’s faculty knew about the controversial and illegal research, the university maintains that they didn’t contribute to it.

Insider Knowledge

The three Stanford professors named in the investigation are Stephen Quake, He’s former employer, William Hurlbut, who dropped the news that a Lees verder

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