Ethical Issues in Genome Editing using Crispr/Cas9 System
Interdisciplinary Center for Studies on Bioethics, University of Chile, Chile
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rodriguez E
Interdisciplinary Center for Studies on Bioethics
University of Chile, Chile
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 03, 2016; Accepted date: March 22, 2016; Published date: March 24, 2016
Citation: Rodriguez E (2016) Ethical Issues in Genome Editing using Crispr/Cas9 System. J Clin Res Bioeth 7:266. doi:10.4172/2155-9627.1000266
Copyright: © 2016 Rodriguez E. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This article reviews ethical issues related to genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 system. The use of CRISPR/ cas9 revives many previous social and ethical issues with humans, other organisms and the environment, such as taking into account the non-maleficence principle in risk assessment, genome editing in germline, safety issues to avoid ecological impairment or the possible use of the technique for genetic enhancement. The new issue is the relatively simple construction and low cost of CRISPR/Cas9 for genome editing, with the possibility of multiple purposes. A public dialogue over the social, ethical and legal implications with the regulatory needs of the system is necessary.