On Wednesday (24/5), the Center for Medical Bioethics and Humanities held the Raboan Discussion Forum. The topic discussed was the Moral and Legal Guidelines for Genetic Editing. The speaker for this discussion was Prof Benjamin Gregg (expert in epigenetics) and it was moderated by dr Wika Hartanti, MIH .
Epigenetics is the study of how a person’s behaviour and environment can change the genes in their body. A genome is all of an organism’s genetic information. The germline consists of the cells that form the egg, sperm, and the fertilized egg. They pass on their genetic material to the offspring.