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Need for new legislation

Interview with Professor Emily Jackson from LSE about the legal situation in the UK when it comes to genome editing.

In this brief segment, Emily Jackson highlights the fact that genome editing has the potential to revolutionise treatment of disease and that we should try to avoid the scaremongering of those who worry about the technology without understanding how it works and what it does.

For discussion: In the comments below, please consider the notion of ‘designer babies’. Given everything we have learnt over the last six weeks, what do you think about this concept and the way it is often invoked?

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