The technique used by a controversial Chinese scientist to produce the world’s first gene-edited babies significantly increases the risk of dying early, new research has found.

The DNA mutation created in the genetically edited set of twin girls born in China in 2018 raises the carrier’s risk of dying before their mid-70s by 21%, according to the University of California, Berkeley...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now