Scientific ethics and gene edited babies

Françoise Baylis | January 5, 2020

The scientific community needs to establish basic ethical standards before pursuing heritable human genome editing research.

Before heritable genome editing, we need slow science and dialogue ‘within and across nations.’

Françoise Baylis | September 23, 2019

The hubris of some scientists knows no bounds. Less than a year after He Jiankui, a Chinese biophysicist, drew scorn and censure for creating gene-edited twins, Denis Rebrikov, a Russian molecular biologist, boldly announced his plan to follow in He’s genome editing footsteps.

This CRISPR Moment

Françoise Baylis | February 12, 2016

When it comes to editing the human germ line, we need to come together across nations to explore new horizons thoughtfully. More specifically, we need to ask and answer serious questions about what the future might bring. The choices we make today will affect our evolutionary story forever.