Françoise Baylis is University Research Professor at Dalhousie University. She is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia, as well as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2017 she was awarded the Canadian Bioethics Society Lifetime Achievement Award. Baylis was one of the organizers of, and a key participant in, the 2015 International Summit on Human Gene Editing. She is a member of the WHO expert advisory committee on Developing global standards for governance and oversight of Human Genome editing. She is the author of Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing. Through her academic and advocacy work, she aims to move the limits of mainstream bioethics and develop more effective ways to understand and tackle a range of public policy and practice issues. Her goals are to challenge us all to think broadly and deeply about the direction of health, science and biotechnology, and to promote social reform.