Germ Line Engineering the Perfect Baby

Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow’s children

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Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow’s children. Germ Line Engineering: should we stop it before it’s too late asks Antonio Regalado? Illustration by Javier Jaén
  • The fear is that germ-line engineering is a path toward a dystopia of superpeople and designer babies for those who can afford it. “
  • ” You can do it. But there really isn’t a medical reason. People say, well, we don’t want children born with this, or born with that—but it’s a completely false argument and a slippery slope toward much more unacceptable uses. ”
  • ” To some scientists, the explosive advance of genetics and biotech means germ-line engineering is inevitable. Ultimately, if the benefits seem to outweigh the risks, medicine would take the chance. ”

Read Engineering the Perfect Baby, on technologyreview
by Antonio Regalado, March 5, 2015.

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Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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