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A university in southern China has dismissed claims that its controversial former employee He Jiankui, the scientist who claimed to have produced the world's first gene-edited babies, has been detained. A spokeswoman for the Shenzhen-based Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTC) said: "Right now nobody's information is accurate, only the official channels are." But she declined to elaborate on this matter, saying: "We cannot answer any questions regarding the matter right now, but if we have any information, we will update it through our official channels." Over the weekend, some media outlets reported that the scientist had been brought back to Shenzhen by the university's president.