Prof. Imogen Goold’s most recent Gresham Lecture is now available to watch.
It was her third lecture as Visiting Professor at Gresham College for 2022-23.
Gene Editing: A New Legal Frontier
“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.”