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World Science Festival Features Josephine Johnston on Gene Editing

At the World Science Festival in New York City, Josephine Johnston, The Hastings Center’s director of research, participated in a panel moderated by “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl. The panel discussed the promise and peril of using gene editing to alter the genetic code of humans and other living things. Johnston called for a robust conversation about what ends we actually want to achieve as we contemplate various forms of permanent, even heritable changes.