With the summer fast approaching, we here at the Daily wanted to take the time to look back at this year’s most important stories and point out some trends we’ve noticed about campus life. From the recent admissions scandal, to crises facing the grad student population, to GUP protests and long-range planning reports, this has been a hectic year for the Stanford community. We’ve been there every step of the way making sure that the story gets told.
He Jiankui, Tiger Woods, Christine Blasey Ford and Mark Zuckerberg were among Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2019, which was announced mid-April.
The announcement marks the conclusion of a two-month-long internal review into faculty members’ connections with the Chinese scientist who ignited global controversy.
Quake shared email correspondence between him and He Jiankui with The Times in an attempt to dispel the allegations that he had been involved with the Chinese scientist’s work in gene-editing embryos.
Stanford biochemistry professor emeritus and Nobel Prize recipient Paul Berg joined 17 of the world’s leading scientists and bioethicists on Wednesday in a call for a global moratorium on genetically modified babies.
Stanford has launched a review into several faculty members’ ties to He Jiankui, a former postdoctoral fellow who claimed in November that he had successfully edited the embryos of twin girls.
While the CRISPR-Cas9 system has gained notoriety in synthetic biology for genetic engineering applications, CRISPR is originally found in nature.
On Wednesday, He Jiankui — a former postdoctoral fellow at Stanford who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies — was spotted for the first time since announcing the experiments on Nov. 28.