Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Invitation to participate in research about genetic engineering. Human Gene Editing Would you do it?

Have your say on a technology that could change humanity.

Gene editing or genetic engineering techniques can be used to replace DNA changes or mutations in DNA. Essentially, this means that is it now possible to accurately change the genetic code of an individual cell or embryo. There are potential risks and benefits from this technology. 

For example, one potential benefit is that genetic diseases in human or animals could be eradicated. However, currently we do not know the risks of altering DNA, meaning the changed DNA could have an unpredictable effect on the future development of that person or animal.

Recently there have been a number of technological advances in biology and genetics. The application of this technology could have important ramifications for human health and well being. 

We need participants to complete our survey and it will only take 5 minutes of your time. Our questionnaire (linked here) seeks to understand your views and beliefs about the ethics and application of this technology.  

Thank you, we are grateful for your support.

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