Plumbers and teachers are invited to share their views on designer babies and genetically enhanced potatoes as part of a citizens' assembly on 're-engineering' the human species

This article in the Mail Online draws from the September 2020 Science article on the Global Citizens' Assembly on Genome Editing
18th September 2020

Article summary:

  • Scientists says people in non-scientific jobs should be consulted on gene editing
  • Implications of the technology are 'too profound' for it to be left solely to experts
  • A Chinese researcher was jailed last year for creating genetically altered babies
  • It's feared gene editing methods  can cause genetic defects and weaken humans

Citation:

Chadwick, J 2020. Plumbers and teachers are invited to share their views on designer babies and genetically enhanced potatoes as part of a citizens' assembly on 're-engineering' the human species. Mail Online [Online]. 18th September. Available at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8748485/Gene-editing-Cit... 28 September 2019]