Recent advances in CRISPR-cas9 gene-editing systems have reignited public debate on the ethics of genetically modifying and enhancing humans. When Chinese geneticist He Jiankui announced in late 2018 that he had created the world’s first genetically edited babies, the global backlash from the scientific community was swift and fierce. Even so, it marked a significant scientific milestone.
Integrity 20’19 | Length 00:46:20 Filmed 25 Oct 2019 Venue Conservatorium Theatre Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University South Bank, Brisbane
A clinical hematologist, pathologist and scientist whose research focuses on gene and stem cell therapy, experimental haematology and molecular biology.
Professor and Deputy Dean of Clinical Education at Griffith University Health Group, Chair of Griffith University’s Human Research Ethics committee and chair of the University of Queensland’s Human Research Ethics Committee.
The Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. He has degrees in medicine, neuroscience and bioethics and is a leader in medical and practical ethics.
Palaeontologist and well-known science communicator.