Julia Buntaine Hoel, “Thoughts 23” (2016–2017), digital print on aluminum, 20 x 16 inches. Neuron data acquired from neuroimaging software developed by EyeWire.

Human Gene Editing

Recent technological breakthroughs—most notably the development of CRISPR precision gene editing—have given scientists unprecedented power to manipulate the building blocks of life, including the human genome. Issues provides a critical platform for debating the ethics, regulation, risks, and benefits of this revolution in gene editing.