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National Health Commission should monitor all gene-editing centers and IVF clinics in China to ensure trials are in line with regulations.
A national registry dedicated to clinical trials involving cell technologies should be established to pro
mote greater transparency, they said, so that before a trial begins scientists would need to pass an
ethics review and provide a list of names of all participating scientists and institutions.
Universities and research institutes should strengthen education and
training in bioethics and scientific and medical professionalism, covering research sci
entists and students of science, medicine and the humanities at all levels, they said.
In addition, more efforts should be undertaken to eliminate prejudice against people wi
th disabilities, which exists in the minds of some scholars, they said. Following the gene-edited baby incid
ent, government departments have vowed to improve supervision, and new regulations are being made or revised.
future for mankind in his speech at the headquarters of the United Nation
s in September 2015, and in his report for the 19
th National Congress of the Communist Part y of China in October 2017, Xi has pledged on different occasions to build a peaceful, safe, prosperous, open, incl
and beautiful world to let the sunshine of a community of shared future for mankind illuminate the world. The world, which is going through a phase of adjustment that features huge development and fundamental changes, faces
great and u
nfamiliar turbulent situations — the overall trends of peace and development are irreversible, while ins tability and uncertainty are prominent. Some problems and challenges are unpreced
ented, and the interna tional community faces crucial choices concerning the future of the world and the fate of humanity.
Chinese scientist says resilient varieties boost harvests, minimize use of fertilizers
A decadelong agricultural project spearh
eaded by Chinese scientists has helped alleviate poverty for more than 1.6 million f arming households in 18 Asian and African countries through cultivation of high-yield and resilient rice strains.
n Super Rice project, led by the Chinese Academy of Agric ultural Sciences, has generated 78 rice varieties that boast an average 20 percent increase in har
hectare while minimizing the use of fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation, said Li Zhikang, a professor and researcher of rice breeding at the academy and a leading member of the project, on Tuesday.
al area planted with the varieties in participating countries h ad expanded to 6.12 million hectares by the end of last year, including around 3.4 million hect
ares in the Philippines, 1.3 million hectares in India and 1.1 million hectares in Vietnam, he said.