Imogen Goold discusses "Gene Editing: A New Legal Frontier" for her third Gresham Lecture

On 17 April 2023, Professor Imogen Goold presented her third lecture as Visiting Professor at Gresham College for 2022-23. In her lecture, she discussed "Gene Editing: A New Legal Frontier" and explained that "gene editing technology gives us the ability to change our DNA – removing, adding and replacing parts of our genetic code. These technologies have been emerging and improving for some decades, but since the development of CRISPR-based editing technologies, our capacity to edit our DNA has become both more accessible, more accurate and consequently, more powerful. Gene editing could be used to prevent genetic diseases but also alter traits like height and intelligence, presenting both legal and ethical issues."

"Gene Editing: A New Legal Frontier", is now available for you to watch on YouTube.