Brave new dialogue

Nature Genetics
Volume 51 Issue 3, March 2019
https://www.nature.com/ng/

Editorial | 28 February 2019
Brave new dialogue
The development of CRISPR–Cas technology and its applications in biomedical research have generated much excitement. If fully realized, this technology has the potential to help treat or prevent severe diseases. However, these tools also carry considerable risk if improperly used. The scientific community must promote constructive dialogue among its members and within society at large to ensure that research on genome editing is conducted responsibly.