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

Public debate: Is genetic engineering of humans ethically justified?

Andy Greenfield, Paul McAuley, Elizabeth Bohm, Lisa Melton, Ben Davies
17:00
Oxford Town Hall
St Aldates
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 1BX
Other
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Yes
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‘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.