Genome Editing: Deleting Disease or Designer Babies?

Ever wondered whether scientists should change our human DNA? Would it be the answer to genetic disease or open the possibilities of enhancement, selection and discrimination?

Genome Editing

Come and join the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics on Saturday 16 November for a day of lively discussion and debate on this emerging dilemma. Share your experiences and hopes for the future. Lunch is included.


10.00am: Welcome

Dr Gillian Wright, Scottish Council on Human Bioethics

10.15am: Gene Geni(us)? Genome Editing and Human Enhancement

Dr David Lawrence, REA Research Fellow, University of Newcastle Law School

11.15am: Coffee

11.30am: Genomic Editing: Promise and Perils

Dr Trevor Stammers, Director of the Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies. St Mary's University, London

12.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm: Adopting a precautionary approach in bioethics regarding gene editing: human sanctity and solidarity

Prof. Gerard Magill, Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA.

2.45pm: Panel Discussion

3.45pm: Thanks and Close


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Many buses go along Morningside Road - check Lothian Buses for timetables and maps.

Public street parking is free of charge on Saturdays around the Eric Liddell Centre.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact us at or 07838 384904

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes - you can transfer to a friend or colleague at no charge.


Tickets are £5 for students, £15 for concessions, £25 for individuals and £50 for corporate.

The day will take place from 10am-4pm on Saturday 16 November.

Lunch is included.

You can book your place via the Eventbrite page.


Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DP