Every month, Diplo – as operator of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) – hosts briefings on digital tech and policy issues for Geneva-based diplomats.
This month, we focused on a topic outside the usual scope of debates on digital technology and policy. Our briefing dissected the concept of genome editing and the governance controversies surrounding it. While we discuss the future of internet governance or AI and its implications for individuals and society, there are many other things happening in the wider field of science and technology that could have profound social consequences. Human genome editing is one example.