We need an active public debate on the ethics of gene editing technology to realise its potential and prevent it being used in nefarious ways.
As the UK prepares to leave the EU vast amounts of legislation are being transferred, via Statutory Instruments (SIs), from EU law to the UK. Amongst these are regulations relating […]
This panel discussion took place at the Gene Drive Symposium on 24 May 2019 in Bern, Switzerland. The symposium aimed to enable a scientifically sound and critical examination of many of the scientific, social, ethical, ecological and legal questions relevant to gene drives. Here speakers Kevin Esvelt from MIT in Boston, Ignacio Chapela, professor of microbial ecology at the University of California at Berkeley and Ernst-Ulrich von Weizsäcker, a German scientist and politician talk about possible applications, technical and environmental risks as well as social consequences of gene drive technology.