Dr Danya Vears is a postdoctoral research fellow of the Research Foundation, Flanders. After completing her Master of Genetic Counselling and her PhD at the University of Melbourne, she moved to Belgium where she has spent the last 2.5 years exploring ethical aspects relating to the use of new genomic sequencing technologies.
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?