"Before this procedure comes anywhere near clinical practice, we need years of work to show that meddling with the genome of the embryo is not going to cause harm to the future person."
Joyce Harper, professor of genetics and human embryology at University College London, who sat on the Nuffield working group, in response to claims Chinese scientist He Jiankui used CRISPR to create the first gene-edited babies
"There is a real danger that the actions of one rogue scientist could undermine public trust in science and set back responsible research. It is impossible to overstate how irresponsible, unethical and dangerous this is."
Kathy Niakan, group leader at the Francis Crick Institute in London, on Chinese scientist He Jiankui's claim to have used CRISPR to create the first gene-edited babies, during the Human Genome Editing Summit in Hong Kong
"We're not a contract research organization where we need to always up the ante on our licensing deals. Every deal stands on its own; every deal has its own philosophies and strategies behind it."
Ali Tehrani, president and CEO of Zymeworks Inc., which signed two deals with Beigene Ltd.