Public Policy, Bioethics, University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
Professor Merchant teaches at the University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. Her research privileges a pluridisciplinary approach at the crossroads of political science, law, gender studies and bioethics. She is currently working on a project concerning comparative public policy analyses of the framing of human genome editing and their impact on the future of human reproduction. She is a member of the Inserm Ethics Committee and of the Institut universitaire de France. She was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Study Committee on Human Genome Editing (2015–2017), and is now a member of the Organizing Committee for the Second Global Summit on Human Genome Editing to be held in November 2018 in Hong Kong.
This presentation aims to provide a panorama of policy-making in the realm of human genome editing, raise the major ethical issues surrounding this matter, and present my work on the two Global Human Genome Editing Summits, the first in 2015 and the second to be held in Hong Kong in November 2018.