From Dr Silvia Camporesi’ s op-ed in the Huffington Post Blog:
“Scientists have been calling for a “voluntary moratorium” to pause and reflect on the technique of germ-line gene editing “until more research is done.” References to the 1975 Asilomar conference as an exemplar of good and responsible scientific practice are ubiquitous. (For example, see the recent blog post by Stanford legal scholar and bioethicist Hank Greely.) Some of the actors calling for a moratorium today are even the same actors from that conference, like Paul Berg and David Baltimore.
But was Asilomar really that exemplary of good and responsible scientific practice? “
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