Brendan P. Foht

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Many worry that tinkering with human DNA could have unpredictable consequences for future generations, or even the entire species. However, we should also be concerned about the kinds of experiments that are being done on human embryos now — and how our concern for the future of our species might be distorting the way we treat human beings today.

The emerging consensus among scientists and ethicists is that to keep the human germline safe, gene editing must not be conducted on human embryos that are meant to be used for reproduction, because genetic changes made to embryos may be inherited by the resulting children’s own descendants.…  Seguir leyendo »