Xu Nanping, a group member and Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, said in an interview with CCTV reporters that the Ministry of Science and Technology strongly opposes the genetic editing of children and has taken steps to suspend the scientific and technological activities of the relevant staff.Xu Nanpingfrom
: The clinical activity of human embryonic reproductive genetics is explicitly prohibited in our country. A genetically modified child event reported in this medium,It is a gross violation of the applicable laws and regulations of China, and also openly breaks the morale and ethics to which the academic community adheres. It is shocking and unacceptable.
We have decided that the Ministry of Science and Technology has already requested the appropriate departments to suspend the scientific and technological activities of the relevant staff on the basis of an objective investigation of the incidents, which will then be investigated and dealt with in accordance with the law.