If scientists can edit the human genome, should we do it? What are the pros and cons?
Don’t edit the human germ line
“It is thought that studies involving the use of genome-editing tools to modify the DNA of human embryos will be published shortly.”
Explainer: what is genomic editing?
“Mistakes in the paper version of the Encyclopædia Britannica took a long time to correct – years often passed between revised editions – but these days editing information is much easier. In electronic sources, like Wikipedia, anyone can log on and use simple web-based tools to make corrections or even improvements.”
Toward genetic editing
“As potential next-generation therapeutics and research tools, few life sciences technologies hold more promise than genome-editing proteins — molecules that can be programmed to alter specific genes to treat or perhaps cure genetic diseases.”
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