October 16, 2019

Gen-ethics (2)

Special Issue: The Ethics Of Human Genome Editing

The CRISPR journal has released a special issue on ethics. You'll find an article with the title "Heritable Genome Editing and the Downsides of a Global Moratorium". This is exactly the opposite argument that Françoise Baylis provides in her book. I think that it is unacceptable a recommendation that nations should "regulate HGE for safety and efficacy only and without distinguishing between therapeutic and enhancing modifications". We can't leave such decisions to scientists and practitioners. I'm really concerned about it.