Ethics Emphasized but not without Controversy

I’m happy to report Bioethics was at the forefront each day at the International Human Genome Editing Symposium. Controversy and disagreement between panelists as well as the audience was frequent, showing the lack of consensus on the ethics of continuing Heritable Human Gene Editing. The value of this research was questioned outright, especially in light of other successful editing techniques that don’t risk the health of subjects or their progeny. All previous consensus statements from the international research community have included specifications on educating the public and gaining societal agreement for HHGE to be normalized. These goals have not yet been achieved. One presenter in particular, Dr. Tina Rulli, was very outspoken, and stirred the pot decisively.

Please read more here: Tina Rulli Examining ethics of science and tech

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