CNN ‘ON CHINA’: CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE
Friday, April 22, 2016
China is at the forefront of scientific research and development; from genome editing, to stem cells, to creating cutting-edge therapies. But as the country encourages and embraces the latest advances in science, CNN looks into how it is handling the ethical implications.
On this month’s ‘On China’, CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout examines the exciting research that could lead to lifesaving breakthroughs. She speaks with Dennis Lo, Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences; Pei Duanqing, Director of the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health; and Christina Larson, contributing correspondent for Science magazine.
CNN also speaks to Emmanuelle Charpentier, the co-discoverer of a revolutionary gene-editing technique, who talks about treating human genetic disorders.
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Airtimes: Hong Kong, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Taipei
Thursday April 28 at 1630 HKT
Friday April 29 at 1130 HKT
Saturday April 30 at 1000, 1230 and 2330 HKT
Photo attached: Left to right Dennis Lo, Christina Larson and Pei Duanqing
Related Links: http://edition.cnn.com/china
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