9 Dec 2015

Genetic editing

From Nine To Noon, 9:40 am on 9 December 2015
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Top genetic scientists from all around the world met in New York last week and put together a list of guidelines to help navigate the ethical minefield of human genetic modifications.

The summit was prompted by the development of a new genetic editing technique called CRISPR-cas9.

The technique is a relatively simple way of cutting and pasting sections of DNA.

Nine to Noon speaks to Dr Geoff Nichol, The Executive Vice-President, Research and Development at Sangamo BioSciences.