SEP 11, 2016 06:00 PM PDT

DNA Editing and Ethics: Who Should Decide the Rules?

WRITTEN BY: Kara Marker

GMOs, CRISPR, and other gene-editing buzzwords have caused mixed feelings among the scientific community and in public discourse. Whether it's editing crop genetics or editing embryos, there has to be a set of rules or guidelines for scientists to follow going forward. What should they be? Who should get to do decide? And who will enforce the rules?

Scientists are working everyday to improve gene editing processes: making them more efficient, more specific, and improving their delivery.
About the Author
  • I am a scientific journalist and enthusiast, especially in the realm of biomedicine. I am passionate about conveying the truth in scientific phenomena and subsequently improving health and public awareness. Sometimes scientific research needs a translator to effectively communicate the scientific jargon present in significant findings. I plan to be that translating communicator, and I hope to decrease the spread of misrepresented scientific phenomena! Check out my science blog: ScienceKara.com.
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