Global Observatory
for Genome Editing

Genome editing raises fundamental questions about the dignity and integrity of human life.

Our Mission

The Global Observatory for Genome Editing seeks to expand the range of questions arising at the frontiers of emerging biotechnologies and to explore and encourage alternatives. It draws upon a wide range of human knowledge, experience and moral imaginations to foster international, interdisciplinary, and cross-sectoral dialogue. It convenes communities that have not otherwise been in a position to reflect upon each others’ perspectives on issues that concern all humanity.

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A curated collection of work centrally related to genome editing and other technologies bearing on the human future.

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Commentaries and research illuminating diverse approaches to governing technologies that could alter the meaning of being human.

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Past and future convenings organized by the Observatory to promote border-crossing exchanges on science, technology, and the human future.


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