Is the genetic modification of humans ethically justified?

Perhaps you’ve heard about gene-editing in human embryos being approved for research purposes in the UK, or you might’ve seen the recent campaign to synthesise an entire human genome. Don’t you think it’s time everyone had a good old talk about this?

We’re hosting a debate during the Oxford Science Festival with great speakers:

Lisa Melton, Senior News Editor with Nature Biotechnology Dr Ben Davies, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics Dr Andy Greenfield, Nuffield Council, Genome Editing Working Group Paul McAuley, UK science fiction author and former botanist Elizabeth Bohm, Senior Policy Advisor with the Royal Society