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China clones gene-edited monkeys for sleep disorder research

A gene-edited monkey most prone to the disorder was selected as a donor, and its fibroblasts were used to make five cloned monkeys.

Jan 24, 2019, 12:30 PM IST

Chinese scientist who made gene-edited babies evaded oversight to seek fame - report

Scientist He Jiankui said in November that he used a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the embryonic genes of twin girls born that month.

Jan 21, 2019, 15:56 PM IST

Chinese scientist claims to have created world's first genetically-edited babies

Chinese scientist He Jiankui of Shenzhen has claimed that he has created the world's first genetically-edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first.

Nov 26, 2018, 17:06 PM IST

Chinese scientists create first single-chromosome yeast

Brewer's yeast, one-third of whose genome is said to share ancestry with humans, has 16 chromosomes. 

Aug 03, 2018, 12:37 PM IST

Chinese scientist plans mass production of sea-rice

China's 'father of hybrid rice' is planning to expand the production of sea-rice at a newly founded research centre in eastern China's Shandong province.

Oct 15, 2016, 14:42 PM IST

'Nobel for Chinese scientist has lessons for Indian folk medicine research'

 The Nobel Prize for Chinese scientist Tu Youyou, who turned to traditional herbal medicine to develop novel malaria therapies, should inspire India to focus on scientifically validating and promoting its rich heritage of folk medicine, an expert said on Thursday.

Oct 08, 2015, 23:33 PM IST

Chinese scientist gets 13 yrs in jail for embezzling funds

A Chinese scientist has been sentenced to 13 years in jail for misusing research funds to enjoy extramarital affairs.

Jan 05, 2013, 17:09 PM IST

Chinese gets 7 years for stealing trade secrets

Huang Kexue, 46, has pleaded guilty to stealing secrets from Dow AgroSciences, where he worked from 2003 to 2008, and Cargill Inc.

Dec 22, 2011, 16:36 PM IST

Chinese scientist wins US award for malaria drug

A Chinese scientist has won a prestigious award in US for her discovery of a new drug therapy for treatment of malaria.

Sep 15, 2011, 15:40 PM IST

Chinese scientist goes missing in Xinjiang

Lin Shubiao, 29, had reportedly gone missing on July 28.

Aug 19, 2011, 14:38 PM IST