Debra Mathews, PhD, MA (genetics, bioethics)Head of Science Programs at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

“There’s a whole other side of the argument that has little to do with safety and a lot more to do with how we think about children and whether we should be in the business of genetically modifying generations at all.”

Radio: On Voice of Russia, re: mitochondrial replacement IVF (at 0:55)Video: Discussing genome sequencing and individualized medicine (at 0:33)______________________Travis Rieder, PhD (philosophy, bioethics)Hecht-Levi Fellow, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

“My worry is that demand for this technology is driven by a problematic ‘genetic fetishism’ and that we should try not to enable this attitude.”______________________Michelle Huckaby Lewis, MD, JD (genetics, policy, bioethics)Faculty member, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

“When you use a technology in a new way like this, it really challenges our notions of what it means to be a parent and what it means to be a family.”

Video: On BioCentury This Week, discussing transparency in online research______________________

Margaret Moon, MD, MPH (pediatrics, bioethics)Freeman Family Scholar in Clinical Ethics, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

“This sounds very much like a science fiction plot already. Somewhere between Margaret Atwood and P.D. James. I imagine there will be a lot done to encourage them to stay in the research program until they reproduce. Their offspring will be the point of much interest.”

Video: On Dateline NBC, re: treatment of transgender youthRadio: On 89.3 KPCC, re: weight-loss drug Qnexa (at 4:30)