U.S. Scientists Have Backed the Genetic Modification of Human Embryos

Here’s a nice article over at futurism.com around human genome editing. The National Academy of Sciences has softened is stance and suggests that human genome editing can be considered, given sufficient oversight and boundaries.

The challenge here is that genome editing is becoming fairly simple, so there will inevitably be future instances of it happening outside of any agreed bounds. The technical capability to create ‘designer babies’ is close.

It’s worth a quick read.

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