Fighting for Egalitarian Access to CRISPR

Megan Molteni, WIRED, 06 June 2018, https://www.wired.com/story/crispr-fans-fight-for-egalitarian-access-to-gene-editing/

Now in its second year, CrisprCon provides a platform for ethical discussion, big picture problems, and moral quagmires.  This year attendees discussed how the cost of CRISPR may work to perpetuate income inequality, with some speakers discussing the eugenic potential.  One panel that provided a few more solutions than answers was the ecotechnologies panel composed of individuals using CRISPR to control or eliminate species.  This group discussed how the issue of consent was being worked out in different countries around the world.

Author: Advanced Analytical

Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI) simplifies complex genomics workflows to accelerate research and discovery in pharmaceuticals, life science, biofuels, biotechnology and healthcare.

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