This new report from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics presents an overview of current applications and the associated ethical considerations arising from the use of CRISPR technology, which continues to transform many areas of biological research in laboratories worldwide. This report identified two main priority areas requiring urgent ethical consideration: human reproduction, and livestock. Accordingly, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics has established two new working groups which will develop practical ethical guidance in these areas, and their findings and recommendations will be reported in 2017.
Genome editing: an ethical review
Nuffield Council on Bioethics | September 30, 2016
CRISPR concerns: UK bioethics panel eyes the implications of gene editing
Nature | Heidi Ledford | October 6, 2016