challenging religious privilege in public life

Jamie Metzl


Human gene editing is too transformative to be guided by the few

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.

Our Best Values Must Guide Our Most Powerful Technologies

Our future is at stake and we all, or at least as many as possible, must play a role determining how we move forward.

Our Genetically Engineered Future Is Closer Than You Think

Our best shared values can help us navigate the almost unimaginable opportunities and very real challenges that lie ahead.

The designer baby debate could start a war

The genetics revolution that will transform our health care, and ultimately our evolutionary trajectory as a species has already begun.

Ten steps to prepare for an exponential future

The exponential future is coming faster than most of us appreciate or are ready for. Like it or not, we are now all futurists.

Is Sex for Reproduction About to Become Extinct?

Our ability and willingness to make genetic alterations to our future children will grow over time along with our knowledge and technological ability.

Gene editing of human embryos

Although repairing embryos is yet another step forward in a miraculous and ever-accelerating genetic revolution, it is only the beginning.

Building a Positive Genetic Future for All

Human genetic science is one of the most important advancements of our time, but the benefits of these technologies could be overwhelmed by fear.

Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement

We have all the tools we need to alter the genetic makeup of our species. The realization is inevitable. Timing is the only variable.

Would I Genetically Enhance My Own Children?

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.