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.

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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