Based on the Royal Society's public dialogue, there is already a lot of common ground. Most people would agree that
genetic technologies have the potential to cure and control disease. There also appears to be agreement on who
should be developing these technologies and by whom they should be regulated.
The next step is more complicated: working out how much and how far that technology should be developed and controlled.
This is not just an abstract question. As we grow older, we are all likely to be placed in situations where genetic
technologies will offer us or our loved ones an enhanced quality of life. We may find our opinions sharpening
or changing in these circumstances. Until then, the Royal Society is continuing to share news and encourage discussions
about genetic technologies. Please keep taking part in the conversation on #genetech or
find out more about our work in this area and help us to shape the future.