Public debate: Is genetic engineering of humans ethically justified? | University of Oxford

Public debate: Is genetic engineering of humans ethically justified?

Speakers
Andy Greenfield, Paul McAuley, Elizabeth Bohm, Lisa Melton, Ben Davies
Event date
Event time
17:00
Venue
Oxford Town Hall
St Aldates
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 1BX
Event type
Other
Event cost
Varies
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

‘Gene-editing’ sounds like science fiction, but today it is an emerging reality. This raises hope for treating medical problems, but also opens ethical quandaries about equality, privacy, and personal freedom. Discuss these questions with a panel of experts including geneticist Andy Greenfield, science fiction author Paul McAuley and science policy advisor Elizabeth Bohm. Lisa Melton, Senior News Editor at Nature Biotechnology, will moderate the event, with Ben Davies, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, presenting technical background.