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The Moral Responsibility of Genome Editing

It’s 2018, and we’re on the cusp of a revolution—a revolution in biotechnology, that is. Advances in genome editing that allow scientists to make highly specific changes to DNA sequences, propelled most recently by CRISPR technology, have brought the possibility of treating or preventing stubborn genetic diseases and cancer within reach. With a little genomic

CRISPRcon: diverse voices debate the future of genome editing

It’s not every day that a scientific conference hosts a panel discussion including a futurist, a director of a non-governmental organization, a pastor, an environmentalist, and a pig farmer—but CRISPRcon wasn’t your typical science conference. In place of presentations about the latest scientific papers and a wall of posters, CRISPRcon provided a platform for a broader