Heritable Human Genome Editing - Ethics, Politics, and Policy - Francoise Baylis Headshot

Webinar ID: 965 4450 5709 

Francoise Baylis, CM. ONS, PhD, FRSC, FISC 
Distinguished Research Professor Emerita at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia 

The three international Summits on human genome editing (Washington 2015, Hong Kong 2018 and London 2023) provide the structure for this presentation on the many ethical, political and policy challenges. I briefly summarize pivotal historical moments and key publications. For research involving heritable human genome editing (for reproduction), I elaborate on the importance of consensus building as a way forward and then provide a brief overview of some of the many ethical challenges. With reference to research involving somatic human genome editing the focus is on the anticipated problem of catastrophic pricing.