Designer Genes: A Glimpse into the Future of Human Potential

  • Namana Shreya Archala Sai and Kavya Sri Pothula
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  • Namana Shreya Archala Sai

    Student at ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad, India

  • Kavya Sri Pothula

    Student at ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad, India

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Genetic engineering has been rapidly developing in the biotechnology industry. With the advent of this technology that uses techniques like CRISPR, the concept of designer baby has become a reality. This CRISPR helps in customizing the traits of the foetuses by using the cut and paste of DNA method. Even though it has many notable benefits, it should be considered that it is associated with several ethical and legal concerns. Since it is a new development, it has no proper legal framework in existence, hence it is essential to address these matters. The legal positions of several nations such as USA, UK, India and others have been discussed in this article. In India, even though there is no proper legislation that regulates this process, there are several guidelines given by some government authorities. This article concludes with several recommendations for the regulation of genome editing.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 3320 - 3334


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