Life sciences

China convicts 3 researchers involved in gene-edited babies

Three researchers involved in the births of genetically edited babies have been convicted and sentenced for practicing medicine illegally, Chinese state media said on Dec. 30.

The report by Xinhua news agency said lead researcher He Jiankui was sentenced to three years and fined 3 million yuan ($430,000).

Novartis probe witness sees frame-up

In a third day of testimony before a parliamentary committee probing possible political interference in the Novartis investigation, a key witness on Friday suggested that he and three protected witnesses were used as part of an attempt to frame the 10 politicians named in the original probe, Kathimerini understands.

The majority principle

What happens when political parties have diverging views on the rules that govern the operation of the country's Parliament? And how should these differences be resolved, if not by the majority principle?

Editorial – Novartis affair: from scandal to conspiracy

The Novartis affair which Mr. Tsipras had described as a major scandal and most opposition parties described as a conspiracy did not develop in a vacuum.

One must make some fundamental observations before describing the case.

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Parliamentary maturity

Political confrontation, especially when it is taking place in Parliament, is not hand-to-hand combat.

The "I'm not going anywhere" we heard on Wednesday in reaction to the ejection of two lawmakers from the special parliamentary committee investigating the handling of the Novartis case cannot be allowed to express a party that claims to be democratic.

Committee probing Novartis removes two SYRIZA MPs over witness status

A special parliamentary committee inquiring into the merit of claims of political interference in the Novartis bribery case removed on Tuesday two lawmakers of the main opposition, due to their status as potential witnesses in the case.
Dimitris Tzanakopoulos and Pavlos Polakis from SYRIZA will have to be replaced by two other party MPs.

Prosecutors seek clarity on protected witnesses’ claims

The Greek prosecutors leading the investigation into the handling of the Novartis probe have written to authorities in the US, where the activities of the Swiss pharmaceutical firm have also been examined, with questions about the protected witnesses whose testimony led to accusations against Greek politicians, Kathimerini understands.

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