Use Gene Editing to Treat Patients, Not Design Babies
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Marcy Darnovsky |
• January 2020
Marcy Darnovsky, PhD, is Executive Director at the Center for Genetics and Society, a California-based public interest organization that works for a world in which human genetic and assisted reproductive technologies benefit the common good. Marcy’s talk covers exactly that. She has recently focused on the prospect that heritable genome editing could undermine our chances for an inclusive future. Her articles on this have appeared in publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, and others. Dr. Darnovsky addresses the pros and cons surrounding programs such as CRISPR, focusing on gene editing.