Editing policy to fit the genome? Framing genome editing policy requires setting thresholds of acceptability.

Jan 25, 2016

Authors: R. Isasi, E. Kleiderman, B. M. Knoppers.

Article in Science 22 Jan 2016. Vol. 351, Issue 6271, pp. 337-339. DOI: 10.1126/science.aad6778.

Balancing therapeutic prospects brought by scientific advances with regulation to address highly contested socioethical issues is the ultimate challenge in dealing with disruptive science. Human genome editing is a powerful tool that offers great scientific and therapeutic potential. Yet, it rejuvenates socioethical and policy questions surrounding the acceptability of germline modification (…)

 

Part of this work is supported by the EUCelLEX project.