Victoria Gray received the CRISPR treatment, which can modify a person's cells, one year ago. Today, her life is markedly improved.
He Jiankui, the lead researcher, shocked the scientific world when he announced in November 2018 that he had altered the embryos of twin girls.
CRISPR-Cas9 has the ability to change everything about our world. Here’s why it's awesome and why it's scary.
He Jiankui is now facing ethical questions over his alteration of the embryonic genes of twin girls born earlier this month to help protect them from HIV.
“There’s a real question if whether the fear of AIDS and AIDS stigma became a way of recruiting parents into this research."
He Jiankui of Shenzhen used a powerful new tool to alter the DNA of twin girls born this month in China.
A new Pew survey finds the vast majority think using gene-editing technology to enhance intelligence would go too far.
Public engagement is an essential ingredient in building public trust and confidence, when it comes to decisions about the use of science and technology.
The recent call by U.S. scientists for a temporary pause "in the application of germ-line modification for clinical application in humans while the implications of such activity are discussed" has added a new intensity to the debate and reveals a potential bioethical divide between the US and the UK.
I believe that we as bioethicists have a responsibility to try and bring to the surface the underlying forces that that shape the ethical boundaries of a particular debate in a country versus another. Political, social and economic factors shape ethics and policy making as they shape science and technology in different ways in different countries.