Gene editing techniques have the potential to cure genetic diseases in humans, transform agriculture, and even help the environment. But at this point, the technology raises more questions and concerns than it answers.
Should we be manipulating the genomes of the unborn? How can this technology be equitably distributed and effectively regulated? And what role does the public play in this debate?
I’ll be discussing the social, ethical and legal implications of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology tonight at 7pm on City Visions on KALW 91.7 FM. Joining me will be:
- Marcy Darnovsky, executive director at the Center for Genetics and Society
- Henry T. Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences at the Stanford School of Medicine; author of The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction
- Samuel H. Sternberg, future assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University; co-author of A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
Tune in or stream live tonight — and please call or send in your questions.