scientific ethics

Human Gene Editing: Was the Latest Controversy Warranted?

In November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui prompted global condemnation after claiming he had used of the latest CRISPR-Cas9 technique to permanently alter a set of twin girls’ DNA. Clouded in confusion and controversy, Elisabeth Aiton examines how the events unfolded and their signficance to gene editing.

Responsible science in an age of advancement

Charlotte Hartley examines how revolutionary scientific and technological advances give rise to ethical dilemmas.