The present paper aims to inform the bioethical debate on the regulation of human genome editing technologies with a specific focus on the role of scientific experts and their interactions with the general public in the formulation of policy. It reviews and compares two of the major contributions to this debate in the U.K. and in the U.S.A., comparing expert approaches towards regulation on genome editing technologies. The results of this analysis offer important lessons that should be appreciated in building an international regulatory framework. On the basis of these results, I conclude that the experts should embrace a socially responsible approach and encourage active public engagement.
Portland Press would like to thank Dr Silvia Camporesi (Kings College London) for her input into the initial discussions around some of the concepts covered in this issue of Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, and for securing some of the contributors and content.
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Perspective| April 03 2019
Regulating genome editing technologies: a comparison of expert recommendations in the U.K. and in the U.S.A.
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Sofia Iacomussi; Regulating genome editing technologies: a comparison of expert recommendations in the U.K. and in the U.S.A.. Emerg Top Life Sci 27 November 2019; 3 (6): 701–705. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/ETLS20180101
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