Tag Archives: Gene editing

The CRISPR Dream

Françoise Baylis shares a brief excerpt from her book Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing.

Russia’s CRISPR “deaf babies”: the next genome editing frontier?

Jackie Leach Scully and Teresa Blankmeyer Burke worry about the ableist and audist assumptions hidden in this venture.

Genome-Edited Babies – A Cause for Concern

Shawn H.E. Harmon describes significant concerns with human genome editing that illustrate multiple failures of governance.

Draft regulations won’t fix a broken Act

Art Leader critiques the Assisted Human Reproduction Act draft regulations and maintains that the Act fails to address societal challenges relating to emerging reproductive science.

First CRISPR Babies: Where are our Ethics?

Françoise Baylis responds to the recently announced birth of the world’s first genome edited babies and raises concerns about the scientific practice and ethical accountability.

Gene Editing: Where Should We Draw the Line?

Françoise Baylis continues to advocate for broad societal consensus on the future of germline genome editing and sees the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe as an ally given their support of broad public engagement.

Canada’s Prohibition on Altering the Human Genome

Françoise Baylis and Alana Cattapan defend the current prohibition in Canada on making genetic alterations that can be passed on to future generations.