and Prevention data released late last year, NBC News reported. A Chinese scientist who said he edited the genes of twins to protect them against HIV
acted on his own and could face punishment, according to investigators in the southern province of Guangdong. They said Dr. He Jiankui coordinated funding for the experiment without outside assistance in violation of national guidelines, state news agency Xinhua said, the Associated Press reported. He also edited the genes of another embryo yet
to be born. That baby and the two twins will be kept under medical observation through regular visits overseen by health officials, according to Xinhua. The news agency didn't specify which laws He may have broken, but said he faked an ethical review by others, the AP reported.