The Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing takes place at the Francis Crick Institute in London this week. The three-day summit is organised by the Royal Society, the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, the US National Academies of Sciences and Medicine and the World Academy of Sciences.
it is expected that access to cutting edge gene therapies could be expanded at the summit, and scientists and policymakers in attendance will also look at the ethical concerns around modifying DNA.
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won’t be billed.