Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Preparing for Human Genome Editing Technologies: Determining Possible Scenarios and Ways to Govern Advancing Technologies in the Future


Project Description

Human, genome editing is a powerful tool for creating precise changes to the genome, the complete set of genetic material. However, human genome editing raises significant ethical, legal, and social challenges, and making policy that can better anticipate and prepare for these challenges is urgently needed. This project will be the first comprehensive empirical study to apply strategies of anticipatory governance to the management and control of human genome editing technologies.

Supported by: R01HG010332, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

Project Personnel


Scott CT and Barlevy D. How Ethics Can Better Anticipate the Consequences of Emerging Biotechnologies. Am J Bioeth. 2022;22(1):46-48. doi:10.1080/15265161.2021.2001112.