News and Events : 2017 : August

The science of gene editing has been advancing more rapidly than have ethical guidelines for its use, say experts.

New Ethics Guidelines for Gene Editing

On August 3, The American Journal of Human Genetics published the American Society for Human Genetics’ policy statement on germline gene editing in humans. Representing the Miller School on the task force was Rosario Isasi, J.D., M.P.H., a bioethicist and lawyer whose work focuses on the regulation of human genetic technologies. We asked Isasi to discuss the policy statement and its broad implications.

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