Call for evidence

This call for evidence is now closed.

The Council is inviting written submissions of evidence to inform its examination of ethical issues arising in relation to genome editing, an emerging family of biological techniques for making precise genetic alterations to living cells. Follow the links below to access all the different sections of the call for evidence, or download the call for evidence in full.


Go to this page to find out more about:

  • What do we mean by ‘genome editing’?
  • Why are we seeking evidence?
  • How will the evidence contribute to our work?
  • What sort of evidence are we seeking?


The questions for this call for evidence are divided into the following sections:

Respondents should not feel obliged to answer questions in all sections, or all questions in any section.

How should you respond?

The closing date for written evidence is Monday, 1 February 2016.

We would prefer it if you would send your response to us electronically. Responses can be sent via email to Bettina Schmietow:, with ‘Genome Editing: call for evidence’ in the subject line. Please ensure that you also include a completed response form with your submission – download the response form.

If you would prefer to respond by post, please send your submission to:

Dr Bettina Schmietow
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
28 Bedford Square

For information about obtaining a large print version of this call for evidence, please contact us by phone: +44 (0)20 7681 9619 or email:

Further information

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