Lisa Krieger of the San Jose Mercury News has produced a roundup of the information about the researcher's activities in the Golden State. They include the connections with Stephen Quake of Stanford, who heads the lab where He Jiankui worked from 2010 to 2012.
She reported that Quake is declining any comment on He Jiankui.
Also mentioned in Krieger's piece are Mark Dewitt of UC Berkeley, William Hurlburt of Stanford and Jennifer Doudna, also of Berkeley.
Another useful piece exploring He Jiankui's training was produced by Sharon Begley, Andrew Joseph and Rebecca Robbins at STAT. The article takes a broad look at the researcher's training and background.
One cautionary note: The "facts" in this ongoing tale sometimes seem in conflict and sometimes murky. UC Davis' Paul Knoepfler raised the matter on his blog yesterday in an item headlined,
"Trying to connect the dots on CRISPR baby story paints a dark, cloudy picture."
The caveat for those who follow this matter? As the old adage goes,
"Even if your mother says it's true, check it out."