Dr. Alta Charo on “Genome Editing: Benefits, Risks, and Global Governance”

  • Ted Turner Boardroom, NTI

As part of NTI’s ongoing seminar series, R. Alta Charo, J.D., the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, discussed the enormous potential—and ethical challenges—of genome editing.

Charo explained how genome editing is intrinsically dual-use, capable of being
used as a tool for good or a dangerous weapon, and explained that developing effective policies around emerging technologies is a challenge. She argued that the first step toward strong global governance should be creating a culture of accountability.

This event took place on July 31, 2019.


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