On April 15, Nieng Yan, a Chinese structural biologist and the Shirley M. Tilghman Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, was elected as a member of Academic Advisory Committee of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.
Well known Chinese structural biologist Nieng Yan was appointed as the director of Shenzhen Bay Laboratory on March 22.
Nature, one of the world's top science journals, released its "Nature's 10" list of 2022 on December 14. Chinese genomics researcher Yunlong (Richard) Cao was named in the list. He helped track the evolution of the novel coronavirus and predicted some mutations that led to a new variant.
He Jiankui, a Chinese scientist who announced in 2018 the successful birth of the world's first genetically-edited babies, declared the establishment of a new laboratory in Beijing, where he plans to engage in scientific research on gene therapy for rare genetic diseases.
Nieng Yan, a well-known Chinese structural biologist, announced on November 1 that she would resign as a tenured faculty member at Princeton University and return to China. On November 2, Yan responded to the matter.
Tencent started the application process for the "New Cornerstone Investigator Program" from July 1 to September 30, 2022.
He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist responsible for the birth of the world’s first gene-edited babies, was sentenced to three years in prison by a Chinese court.
On Nov. 26, a Shenzhen scientist He Jiankui announced the birth of two twin gene-edited babies Lulu and Nana, one day before the second International Summit on Human Genome Editing. One of their genes is edited to resist the AIDS virus.