What we all have an inescapable moral duty to do is to continue with scientific investigation of gene editing techniques.
The Human Genome Project launched in 1990 with the goal to read genomes. Now scientists are working to write them.
There could be a way of predicting – and preventing – which children will go on to have low intelligence.
Do you envision a day when gene editing will be safe and effective enough to use for germline modifications? Baltimore: I do.
Many scientists are worried about creating genetically modified humans. While these are valid concerns, they don’t justify a ban on research.
Gene editing and embryo selection still elicit a good deal of resistance. But in the next decades, humanity will need highly-intelligent visionaries.
People expect health care products that are medically beneficial to be available to more than just those people who can pay for them.
Our best shared values can help us navigate the almost unimaginable opportunities and very real challenges that lie ahead.
In May 2016, a group of scientists met to plan HGP-write, a project designed to create an entire functioning human genome out of chemicals.
Our values and mindset are the same as 100 and 1000 years ago. If that would stay we have no change to survive.