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December 18, 2018

KIE Acting Director Daniel Sulmasy responds to WHO questions on the ethics of gene editing

KIE Acting Director Dr. Daniel Sulmasy responds to the World Health Organization’s call for setting ethics guidance in gene editing. Read his full comments here.  

November 29, 2018

KIE Acting Director Daniel Sulmasy voices concern about human genetic editing claimed by Chinese scientist

KIE Acting Director Dr. Daniel Sulmasy voices concern about human genetic editing claimed by Chinese scientist. Reports say that a Chinese scientist claims to have performed genetic editing to create twins girls who are resistant to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.  If this is the case, then it would be the first instance of humans […]

November 22, 2018

Spanish translation of Gómez-Lobo and Keown, Bioethics and the Human Goods

Senior Research Scholar John Keown flew to Santiago, Chile, to attend the launch on 22 November of the Spanish translation of Bioethics and the Human Goods, an introduction to natural law bioethics that was drafted by Professor Alfonso Gómez-Lobo, completed by Keown after the former’s untimely death and published by Georgetown University Press in 2015. […]

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