As we consider the ethics of human gene editing, we need to understand what can and can't be meaningfully edited.
Experts from around the world are in the US to discuss the scientific, ethical and governance issues linked to human gene editing. Here are five reasons they shouldn't ban research in the field.
The debate about regulating gene editing technology is often couched in polar terms, but understanding degrees of regulation that might be a better approach.
The ethics of genetically modified mosquitoes and the gene-drive technology that seeks to spread them.
Should the gathering of experts from around the world that's considering the scientific, ethical, and governance issues linked to research into gene editing ring alarm bells?
While gene editing offers the exciting potential for disease therapies, using it on human embryos opens up a can of worms.
Despite predictions, the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique didn't win the Nobel Prize. But with the technology nevertheless taking off, it is time we start having an informed public debate about it.
Until more is understood, it's sensible to limit experimentation that would make changes to germ line cells that would be passed on to future generations.