The Release of the Labor Contract between Southern University of Science and Technology and He Jiankui

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 The Release of the Labor Contract between Southern University of Science and Technology and He Jiankui


Beijing News Express According to the Southern University of Science and Technology, according to the results of the investigation team of Gene Editing Infant Incident in Guangdong Province, our university decided to terminate the labor contract relationship with He Jiankui and terminate all teaching and research activities on campus.

Guangdong Provincial Initial Identification of Gene Editing Infant Incident: He Jiankuis Personal Behavior

The reporter learns from the investigation team of Gene Editing Infant Incident in Guangdong Province that it has been preliminarily ascertained that He Jiankui, an associate professor of Southern University of Science and Technology, is engaged in human embryo gene editing activities for reproductive purposes, which are forbidden by the state, in order to pursue personal fame and wealth, raise funds by himself, deliberately evade supervision and organize relevant personnel in private. According to the investigation team, starting in June 2016, He Jiankui organized a project team including foreign personnel to deliberately evade supervision, use technology with inaccurate safety and effectiveness, and implement human embryo gene editing activities for reproductive purposes, which were explicitly prohibited by the state.