Should We Genetically Modify Our Children? [VIDEO]
[A talk by CGS's Marcy Darnovsky] May 22nd, 2016
Powerful new "gene editing" techniques have put the prospect of
genetically modified human beings on the foreseeable horizon. Should we
use these tools to improve the human species? Are they needed to prevent
the transmission of genetic diseases? Would manipulating the genes of
future children and generations open the door to new kinds of
discrimination, inequality, and eugenics?
A presentation by Marcy Darnovsky, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Genetics and Society at the Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy, University of California, Santa Barbara, on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Moderated by Gregory Jarrett, Department of Philosophy, UC Santa Barbara.