Gene editing with CRISPR

CRISPR-based gene editing techniques have been developed and refined over the last decade. They are now routinely used in laboratories to manipulate and edit genes to better understand disease processes. But are CRISPR-based techniques ready for use in humans? What needs to be done before as a society we are comfortable engineering the DNA of future generations.  

These questions were discussed as part of a panel discussion at the World Science Festival in Brisbane in March 2019. Listen to the discussion in this episode of the Health Report.

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