gene research

Gene-editing Scientist He Jiankui Sentenced to Three Years

Last November, He Jiankui, a researcher at Shenzhen’s Southern University of Science and Technology, announced that he had successfully used the CRISPR-CaS9 genome-editing tool to alter the embryos of twin girls to make them...

Chinese Genome-Sequencer Leads Autism Research

At Economic Observer, Nick Compton assesses the fruits of a two-year partnership between BGI-Shenzhen and American advocacy group Autism Speaks. Early results suggest that genes may contribute to around half of all cases of...

Shenzhen Genetics Firm Aims for Brighter Babies

‘China’s Bio-Google’ BGI-Shenzhen has attracted increasing attention in recent months, not least for its work with American psychologist Robert Plomin on tracing the genetic causes of exceptional intelligence....

China’s “Bio-Google” Hunts for Roots of Genius

At The Wall Street Journal, Gautam Naik details one of Chinese gene-sequencing firm BGI’s current projects: a search for the genetic roots of exceptional intelligence, conducted together with Robert Plomin at King’s...

China’s bumpy drive toward tech progress – Tim Johnson

From Knight Ridder, via Siliconvalley.com: A look around China shows a handful of surprising advances in scientific niches, such as gene research, biomedicine and certain aspects of electronics. China’s technological capacity is beginning to climb. Whether, and how quickly, China scales the technological ladder is no small matter for the United States, which holds a […]

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