A Global social media survey of attitudes to human genome editing

Tristan McCaughey, Paul G. Sanfilippo, George E.C. Gooden, David M. Budden, Li Fan, Eva Fenwick, Gwyneth Rees, Casimir MacGregor, Lei Si, Christine Chen, Helena Hai Liang, Timothy Baldwin, Alice Pébay, Alex W. Hewitt*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Ongoing breakthroughs with CRISPR/Cas-based editing could potentially revolutionize modern medicine, but there are many questions to resolve about the ethical implications for its therapeutic application. We conducted a worldwide online survey of over 12,000 people recruited via social media to gauge attitudes toward this technology and discuss our findings here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-572
Number of pages4
JournalCell Stem Cell
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2016
Externally publishedYes


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