Program Participants Discuss Ethics in Genetic Engineering

June 13, 2019

Transatlantic Forum & Young Leaders program

Chine Labbe, member of the French-American Foundation’s Transatlantic Forum, published the newest episode of her podcast Good Code featuring Young Leader alumnus Jamie Metzl. Good Code aims to “look at ways our increasingly digital societies could go terribly wrong, and speak with those trying to prevent that.”

The episode follows the release of Jamie’s new book, Hacking Darwin: Genetic Revolution and the Future of Humanity, which explores the trajectory of genetic engineering and possible responses from individual, state, and international actors. The discussion between Chine and Jamie examined varying perspectives on the ethical questions raised by a technology that would, for example, allow individuals to determine the genetic coding of their children.

Chine is a journalist who has worked at Reuters, The Economist, and French national radio. The Transatlantic Forum is a membership-based program that explores topical issues in transatlantic affairs with experts in law, business, human rights, and politics, among others.

Jamie is the Nonresident Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council. A Young Leader from the class of 2002, he is a novelist, blogger, syndicated columnist, media commentator, and expert in Asian affairs and biotechnology policy.

The French-American Foundation creates opportunities for leaders of different backgrounds to learn from one another. Both the Transatlantic Forum and Young Leaders program offer spaces for its participants to connect and collaborate.

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