Professor David Amor trained in paediatrics and genetics at the Royal Children’s Hospital before completing a PhD in Chromosome Biology at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. In 2016 he was appointed to the Galli Chair in Developmental Medicine at the University of Melbourne, prior to which he was Director of Victorian Clinical Genetics Services. His current research focuses on the genetics of intellectual disability, the translation of new genetic technologies into clinical practice and the identification of genes for rare syndromes.
Humans are taking evolution into our own hands – but should we? Sit back as a panel of experts open the pandora's box of human gene editing, asking the big questions in an accessible way. What are designer babies? Should we create them? What are the social, political and ethical minefields? And who's going to be able to afford this anyway?