This study aims to examine the discussions over the ethical issues on the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology. We point out that the technology needs urgent attention and its impacts must be examined both from the social and the ethical perspective. The strong power of influence and the potentiality of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing also demand novel approaches with regard to the ethical discourses of the new technology. First, we have tackled the CRISPR-related ethical issues based on the actor-network theory according to which technology exists in the physical, human and sociocultural networks.
Second, limitations of the liberalism-oriented perspective on ethics and technology were also discussed. Considering the powerful and complex ramifications of new technology in general, we suggest the approaches from the perspective of communitarian ethics which may justify the necessity of regulations against the misuse of the technology in order to promote public goodness.