The Chinese scientist who shocked the world in 2018 by announcing the creation of the world’s first gene-edited babies has broken his silence to defend his actions. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, He Jiankui said that he feels a “strong sense of responsibility” for his controversial work and believes that it will eventually be seen as beneficial. However, he also admits to making mistakes and calls for stricter regulations to prevent similar ethical lapses in the future. This article delves into the details of the interview and the ongoing debate over gene editing technology.

‘Respect them,’ says He Jiankui, creator of world’s first gene-edited humans