Hot Topics in Research Ethics: Ethics of Gene Editing and Genetic Selection by Julian Savulescu, FAHMS

Thursday, Jun 8, 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Ethics of Gene Editing and Genetic Selection

Julian Savulescu, FAHMS
National University of Singapore

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Professor Savulescu will discuss the ethics of gene editing of human beings compared to the genetic selection of embryos. He will argue there is a moral obligation to pursue research into human gene editing and a moral obligation to select the best child (procreative beneficence); outline a translational pathway for ethical first in human trials of gene editing; evaluate recent calls for a moratorium on human gene editing; and discuss the enhancement revolution with the prospect of human moral bioenhancement.

This programme is organised by the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme at Universiti Malaya ( It is supported by the Fogarty International Center of the United States, National Institutes of Health (Grant R25TW010891) in collaboration with the Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University.