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I feel more dis­turbed now. It’s an ap­palling ex­am­ple of what not to do about a promis­ing tech­nol­ogy that has great po­ten­tial to ben­e­fit so­ci­ety. I hope it never hap­pens again.”

DAVID LIU,

a re­searcher at Har­vard Univer­sity and in­ven­tor of a vari­a­tion of the ge­need­it­ing tool, con­demn­ing Chi­nese re­searcher He Jiankui’s claim of ge­net­i­cally ma­nip­u­lat­ing hu­man cells.

“We will also have a black­list and make it avail­able for pub­lic use for mar­ket ac­cess, pub­lic ser­vices, travel and em­ploy­ment. We will con­tinue to com­plete the black­list and limit their ac­tiv­i­ties.”

TAN XUXIANG,

head of the Bei­jing De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion, say­ing Bei­jing will es­tab­lish a pub­lic credit in­for­ma­tion ser­vice plat­form cov­er­ing all per­ma­nent res­i­dents.

“In the in­for­ma­tion era, we should re­flect on and re­con­struct the Crim­i­nal Law, as leg­is­la­tion from past eras fails to con­strain some types of new il­le­gal be­hav­ior.”

LIANG GENLIN,

a law pro­fes­sor at Pek­ing Univer­sity.

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