The Human Right to Science and the Regulation of Human Germline Engineering

The Human Right to Science and the Regulation of Human Germline Engineering

Our co-founders Andrea Boggio and Cesare Romano have published an article on the CRISPR Journal about the relationship between the human right to science and human germline engineering.

In it, they argue that the human right to science represents a starting point for an international consensus on responsible scientific advancement and that prohibiting research on germline editing inhibits the debate surrounding this technological development and its potential to ensure that scientific advancement are shared. Current legislation surrounding germline modification often goes counter to international human rights norms, and this paper can be the beginning of a conversation about how to fully implement the human right to science.

You can read the paper for free (until July 24) here. Their findings are part of a book that will be published by Cambridge University Press in January 2020 titled Human Germline Genome Modification and the Right to Science: A Comparative Study of National Laws and Policies.