The International Legal and Governance Context for Human Gene Editing

Friday, February 12, 2016: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Marshall Ballroom North (Marriott Wardman Park)
Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, M√ľnchen, Germany
The prospect of human gene editing understandably raises concern among nations about the regulation of research in this area and the possible clinical use of the technology. National governments are responsible for what happens within their borders, but they cannot ignore what others do. Identifying the wide variety of national laws and policies currently in place is an essential foundation for building a global consensus on human gene editing.