We have the technology to potentially add a 47th chromosome. The implications are enormously consequential.
Suppose you could buy your health by the day. How much would you be willing to pay for each year of perfect health?
More of us are asking this question: why not also use genome sequencing to help seemingly healthy people screen for all sorts of conditions?
Our species is on the cusp of a revolution that will change every aspect of our lives but we’re hardly talking about it.
The genetics revolution that will transform our health care, and ultimately our evolutionary trajectory as a species has already begun.
Our ability and willingness to make genetic alterations to our future children will grow over time along with our knowledge and technological ability.
We are not remotely ready for what’s coming. Yet we must be, to optimise the benefits and minimise the potential harms of genetic technologies.
Human genetic science is one of the most important advancements of our time, but the benefits of these technologies could be overwhelmed by fear.
The very nature of the human race is about to change. This change will be radical and rapid beyond anything in our species' history.
If I determined that the benefits of genome-based embryo selection outweighed the risks, and, critically, my partner felt the same, I would do it.