Another co-author, genetic counselor Professor Anna Middleton from Society and Ethics Research, Wellcome Genome Campus in the UK, said new gene-altering practices will eventually impact the whole world.
"For technologies such as genome editing it is crucial to understand social impact," she said.
"The whole globe has the potential to be affected by this, so we must seek representation from as many public audiences as possible across the world."
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