Genome Editing is a technique introduced in the last few years that uses ‘molecular scissors’ to alter the genes in living cells. It makes genetic engineering easier than ever before. The first scientific papers reporting the modification of human reproductive cells have already appeared.
Is it inevitable that Genome Editing will be used on humans? Are there individual health risks associated with it and what are the potential individual benefits? What regulatory tools and safeguards already exist. Are new ones necessary? Dr Perry is a distinguished expert in the field.