Gene editing: Ethical issues 'should be discussed'

Gene editing: Ethical issues 'should be discussed'
 

Ethical questions around a new gene editing technology need to be considered now - even though its use may be some way off, experts say.
The Nuffield Council for Bioethics was looking into CRISPR - a biological system for altering DNA.
Scientists believe CRISPR could have radical effects on areas as diverse as disease prevention and food security.
The Nuffield Council said discussing ethical issues now would aid public understanding of the new technology.
John Dupre, professor of philosophy of science at the University of Exeter, who is chair of the Nuffield Council Bioethics working party... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Health, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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