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The potential of genome editing

Interview with Dr Simon Waddington, UCL, about the promise and perils of CRISPR and genome editing in general.

To conclude the content for Week 6, we return to Dr Simon Waddington, and asks him what he thinks is the future of gene therapy and genome editing.

In answering this question, Simon first takes a look back at the history of gene editing, a process that he himself has been part of for over a decade and a half.

He then goes on to cover the implications of gene therapy as he sees it, and explains some of the promises and potential worries that are associated with this technology.

For your discussion: Reflecting back on the content of this week, do you think genome editing is overall a good thing? What can we do to ensure it is done safely and in the best interests of society in general?

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