Gene-editing scientist claims ‘another potential pregnancy’
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A Chinese scientist who claims to have genetically engineered twins has said there could be more coming soon. Fellow scientists have decried the practice of gene-editing humans, saying it is "truly unacceptable."
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Tokyo has summoned the Chinese ambassador over hundreds of crank calls believed to originate from China. Japan has begun to release treated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which Beijing says is not safe.
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After a mass in Mongolia attended by some groups of Chinese Catholics, the pope told them to be "good Christians and good citizens."
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