Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Minsung Kim on Governance of Genetic Scissors CRISPR-Cas9 for Research on Embryos and Researchers' Responsibility (Korean Society of Law and Medicine)

"A Study on How Governance of Genetic Scissors CRISPR-Cas9 for Research on Embryos Can Encourage a Researcher to Have a Sense of Responsibility: Focus on the Bioethics and Safety Act Article 47"
Minsung Kim
The Korean Society of Law and Medicine
Abstract: CRISPR-Cas9 is one of the gene-editing technologies that infinite potential. It may provide human beings with many benefits or cause unanticipated challenges. The governance as standards setting or regulation of gene-editing technologies can contribute to keeping a balance between scientific value and ethical commitments. Guaranteeing public participation provides an additional opportunity to think about ethical and moral considerations: For whose benefit the internationally discussed governance of gene-editing technologies is directed at? There is a doubt regarding whether the governance justifies scientific researchers’ gene-editing research. Suppose that governance promotes the advancement of CRISPR-Cas9, it should also encourage greater research responsibility. If not, there may be tragedies brought about by the misconduct of researchers. Thus, the essential matter on the governance for the research of CRISPR-Cas9 is the researchers’ responsibility. 

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