Genome editing

Genome editing techniques such as the CRISPR-Cas9 system are transforming many areas of biological research. The techniques have been embraced with enthusiasm by many researchers but have also provoked debate about possible future uses, including in human germ line modification, ecological engineering, and novel plant breeding.

This project will be carried out in stages considering first the impact of genome editing in research and the range of questions to which this gives rise, and then developing practical ethical guidance for specific field(s) of application.

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