Gene Editing and Biomedical Ethics

This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.

The initiative, working with George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, and Kevin Esvelt, head of the Sculpting Evolution Group  at the Media Lab, will explore the broader ethical dimensions for developing tools that involve CRISPR and the expansion of gene editing technologies. This work aims to create a dialog between scientists and citizens, and will include spiritual leaders, religious leaders, and community leaders in a wider conversation about the ethical implications and potential repercussions of the introduction and deployment of these emerging technological interventions. This project is exploring novel ways to inform citizens about science and how they can affect policy based on news scientific developments.

Research Topics
#genetics #ethics