Carnegie seeks to understand how international actors, especially China and India, view the opportunities and risks of biotechnology, and to explore how to reduce the potential that evolving biotechnologies will be weaponized or otherwise used to cause harm.
A Chinese scientist dropped a bombshell in November 2018 when he unveiled the world’s first gene-edited babies. How are other countries, including India, navigating the dizzying array of rewards and risks associated with gene-editing research?
Crucial questions need to be asked with regards to fragmented legal frameworks, unclear regulatory practices ambiguous policy advances and voluntary measures governing gene-editing technologies at national and international levels.
Recent breakthroughs in gene editing have generated massive excitement, but they have also reenergized fears about weaponized pathogens.