Tag Archives: Gene editing

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.

Human genome editing: We should all have a say

Françoise Baylis stresses that decisions about the modification of the human germline should not be made without broad societal consultation.

Gene Therapy: A Threat to the Deaf Community?

Teresa Blankmeyer Burke considers the problematic nature of gene therapy research aimed at eliminating hereditary deafness.

The Nebulous Ethics of Human Germline Gene Editing

Josephine Johnston offers a secular interpretation of the ‘Playing God’ argument as it applies to human germline gene editing.

A Cautious Approach to Mitochondrial Replacement

Françoise Baylis comments on the US Institute of Medicine’s report on Mitochondrial Replacement.

Gene editing: a chance to think about diversity

Jackie Leach Scully calls for a wide-ranging discussion of the scope and nature of human genetic variation and diversity.