Robert Klitzman on the Threat of Bioterrorism

Bioethics program director Dr. Robert Klitzman maps out the growing concern about gene editing technology in his article published in The Guardian, “‘Rogue Scientists’ could exploit gene editing technology, experts warn.”

Recent advances in genetics allow scientists to edit DNA quickly and accurately, making research into diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and cancer, easier than ever before. But researchers increasingly caution that they have to work with extreme care, for fear that gene editing could be deployed as bioterrorism or, in a more likely scenario, result in an accident that could make humans more susceptible to diseases rather than less.

Read the full article on The Guardian, and learn more about the M.S. in Bioethics program.