Webinar May 19, 2017 Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance

Genome editing is a powerful tool now available for making precise alterations to an organism's (including human's) genetic material (i.e., DNA).  Technological advances have spurred global scientific interest in using genome editing to improve human health.  However, their are ethical, policy, and system issues to be considered.  A National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine committee recently released a Human Genome Editing report  with recommendations that summarize the possibilities and potential risks.  Worth watching the recording at Recording and slides now available