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A global social media survey of attitudes to human genome editing


McCaughey, T and Sanfilippo, PG and Gooden, GEC and Budden, DM and Li, F and Fenwick, E and Rees, G and MacGregor, C and Si, L and Chen, C and Liang, HH and Baldwin, T and Pebay, A and Hewitt, AW, A global social media survey of attitudes to human genome editing, Cell Stem Cell, 18, (5) pp. 569-572. ISSN 1934-5909 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.stem.2016.04.011


Ongoing breakthroughs with CRISPR/Cas-based editing could potentially revolutionize modern medicine, but there are many questions to resolve about the ethical implications for its therapeutic application. We conducted a worldwide online survey of over 12,000 people recruited via social media to gauge attitudes toward this technology and discuss our findings here.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Ophthalmology and optometry
Research Field:Ophthalmology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Li, F (Dr Fan Li)
UTAS Author:Si, L (Mr Lei Si)
UTAS Author:Hewitt, AW (Professor Alex Hewitt)
ID Code:109133
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:53
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2016-05-26
Last Modified:2022-08-25

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