Meet the man who made CRISPR monkey clones to study depression

By | February 18, 2019
Hung-Chun Chang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hung-Chun Chang hopes his work will lead to new treatments for depression and schizophrenia

Chinese Academy of Science, Institute of Neuroscience

One year after the birth of the world’s first two cloned primates, a team in China has used CRISPR gene editing and cloning to create monkeys that show some symptoms of depression and schizophrenia. While some researchers have praised the work’s potential for helping us understand psychiatric disorders in humans, others have raised ethical concerns.

Lead scientist Hung-Chun Chang of the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai told New Scientist about how he hopes …

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