New Gene-Editing Techniques Are Reshaping the Ethics of Biotechnology
Nov 2, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
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- The European Union's rigorous definition of genetic editing will limit the benefits that the Continent sees from the application of the technology to agriculture.
- In the United States, strict rules on embryonic research will cause it to fall behind other countries when it comes to applying the techniques to genetic medical disorders.
- China will continue to push against Western ethical norms on multiple international fronts, and the use of biotechnology will be no different.