Terms of reference
- To examine ethical questions relating to the attempted influence of inherited characteristics in humans, in the light of the likely impact of genome editing technologies.
- To review relevant institutional, national and international policies and provisions, and to assess their suitability in the light of the ethical questions examined.
- To report on these matters and to make recommendations relating to policy and practice.
Membership of the Working Party
Karen Yeung (Chair)
Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Technology, Ethics & Law in Society (TELOS), King’s College London
Professor of Bioethics, Department of Law, Queen Mary University of London
Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Aberdeen
Professor in Human Genetics and Embryology, Institute for Women’s Health, University College London
Counsel, Denoon Legal
Jackie Leach Scully
Professor of Social Ethics & Bioethics, PEALS (Policy, Ethics & Life Sciences) Research Centre, Newcastle University
Reader, Laboratory of Mammalian Molecular Embryology, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath
Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science and Chancellor’s Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Council member, Professor of Cell and Cancer Biology in the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge and Vice-Principal of Newnham College