"Gene editing revolution: should there be limits?" Panel discussion

25 January 2017

Portrait of Professor Julian Savulescu

with Professor Julian Savulescu
Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics

Professor Julian Savulescu has held the Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford since 2002. He has degrees in medicine, neuroscience and bioethics. He directs the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics within the Faculty of Ph...

Gene editing promises to precisely modify the human DNA of embryos. This could cure genetic disorders, eradicate genes contributing to common human diseases and further research into disease. But it could also be used to enhance normal human traits like intelligence, memory and even moral dispositions. The prospect of designer humans has led scientists to call for a moratorium on this research. But what should the limits be?