Category Science and Technology

The Global Policy Landscape for Genome Editing

Katie Hasson outlines the findings of a new study documenting the policy landscape around the world for human germline and heritable genome editing.

COVID-19 animal research reveals ethical shortcomings

Andrew Fenton and L. Syd M Johnson outline several ethical issues with nonhuman animal research revealed by COVID-19 research

COVID-19 measures in animal labs: Bad news for rodents

Andrew Fenton reflects on a recent Science magazine article outlining the management of some laboratory rodent populations as a result of COVID-19.

Prison sentence for creator of first CRISPR babies

Françoise Baylis calls for a critical analysis of the institutional context that contributed to the actions for which He Jiankui has been sentenced to prison.

The Need for Ethical Expertise in Animal Research Assessment

Caroline Vardigans reconsiders the role of the professional ethicist in the research approval process and argues for their inclusion on Animal Care Committees.