Genome editing and human reproduction: social and ethical issues

In September 2016 the Council began an inquiry into ethical issues raised by genome editing as an emerging biomedical technology that could influence inherited characteristics in human beings. We will publish a report making recommendations for policy and practice on 17 July 2018.

We are holding a conference on 23 July 2018 in London to explore some of the themes and findings of the inquiry. You can register your interest for the event by contacting bioethics@nuffieldbioethics.org.

The potential development of genome editing applications in human reproduction was one of the areas identified as requiring urgent ethical scrutiny in our 2016 report Genome editing: an ethical review.

The report

Genome editing and human reproduction: social and ethical issues

Published: July 2018

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