OUC Research Fellow, Dr Jonathan Pugh, recently participated in a debate 'Is it right to design babies?' for BBC1's The Big Questions, which ranged from ethical considerations of gene-editing technologies to NIPT (non-invasive prenatal testing). Dr Pugh referenced the Nuffield Council on Bioethics report on NIPT and discussed the need to balance the expected future well-being of children against the reproductive autonomy of parents.
Series 12 Episode 2 aired on 13 January 2019 and is available on iPlayer until 10 February 2019 (Dr Pugh's contribution appears at approx 18:40 on the clock).
Hosted by Nicky Campbell, 'The Big Questions' is a series of moral, ethical and religious debates.