Genome Editing – an Ethical Review and Next Steps

Wednesday October 26, 2016

On Thursday October 6th, 2016, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Group on Genome Editing launched their newly published report, Genome Editing – an Ethical Review. In this webinar, Charis will discuss the most salient questions and framings that emerged from their fact finding and debates as they prepared this report. Charis will also discuss next steps; two more reports, one on human reproduction and other human uses of genome editing that she is serving on, which aims to make normative recommendations, and one on food, environment, animals, and agriculture.

()Charis ThompsonSpeaker: Charis Thompson, PhD

Charis Thompson is Chancellor’s Professor and Chair, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the Center for the Science, Technology, and Medicine in Society, at UC Berkeley. She is also RQIF Professor, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science.

She is the author of the following books: Making Parents: The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies, and Good Science: The Ethical Choreography of Stem Cell Research. She is completing a new book, Getting Ahead: Inequality in the Age of Technology Elites. She serves on the Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee of UC Berkeley, the London-based Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Group on Genome Editing, and the World Economic Forum Global Technology Council on Technoloy, Values, and Policy