UCL Faculty of Laws


Professor Jonathan Montgomery appears on BBC programme The Big Questions

13 June 2017

Professor Jonathan Montgomery, Professor of Health Care Law at UCL Faculty of Laws, appeared on the BBC programme The Big Questions on Sunday 11 June

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The focus of the programme was to ask whether interfering with genes is ethical. The talk covered topics such as genetic manipulation of humans, animal testing, harvesting human organs in animals, hybrid animal and human transplants.

Professor Montgomery said:

‘The conversation ranged widely, was sometimes lively, and engaged with sacred as well as secular perspectives. We touched on some profound questions; the value of ‘nature’, the future of (trans)humanity, the hope and hype of science. We discussed the robustness of the UK regulatory system and the risk that technologies might distract from wider questions of social justice. A normal day’s work in the academy and definitely worth sharing more publicly.’

Watch the full debate