The New RNA-Editing Era – Ethical Considerations

Azgad Gold*, Erez Y. Levanon, Eli Eisenberg

*Corresponding author for this work

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The characteristics of RNA editing, including the lower risk compared with genome editing, may loosen the ethical barriers that are currently imposed on genetic engineering, thus opening new possibilities for research, therapy, and human enhancement. We should start considering the future ethical and social implications of this new and promising technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-687
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Genetics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2021


  • RNA editing
  • ethics
  • genetic engineering
  • genome editing


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