Nuffield Council on #Bioethics: Open call on genetic modification of humans & other organisms

Nuffield Council Genetic ModificationThe Nuffield Council on Bioethics has released an open call for information and comments on genetic modification, including on humans and other organisms.

I strongly encourage readers to participate and voice your opinions, regardless of whether you lean toward caution or taking risks on genetic modification.

Your input will be important for how the Nuffield Council approaches this.

The deadline is February 1.

Some of their areas of interest are evident from material from the open call:


Go to this page to find out more about:

  • What do we mean by ‘genome editing’?
  • Why are we seeking evidence?
  • How will the evidence contribute to our work?
  • What sort of evidence are we seeking?


The questions for this call for evidence are divided into the following sections:

Some other things to consider are the bioethical issues related to genetic modification as well as potential upsides such as profound new disease prevention strategies via targeting vectors such as mosquitoes. How do balance potential risks and benefits?