Should doctors ever be allowed to modify the human species?

Genome editing: ethical considerations

Nuffield Council on Bioethics report – Genome editing: an ethical review – found materials to perform basic experiments are now available to ‘garage scientists.

“… genetic technology has become so powerful that nations need to decide whether or not doctors should ever be allowed to modify the human species.

While the creation of GM humans is not on the horizon yet, the risks and benefits of modifying a person’s genome – and having those changes pass on to future generations – are so complex that they demand urgent ethical scrutiny, …

Read Experts warn home ‘gene editing’ kits pose risk to society, the guardian, 30 September 2016. Download the ethical review short guide.

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