Genetic Enhancements: A Biological Arms Race No One Can Win

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album-web.jpgLast year the UK became the first in the world to offer controversial ‘three-parent’ fertility treatments. This year they approved the use of CRISPR to edit genomes of human embryos.

In the latest episode of BioTalk, Rebecca Taylor and I talk about how scientists and governments have re-engineered language to sell the public on embryo-re-engineering.

We also look at the long-term implications of genetic enhancement. Specifically, how enhancement leads to coercion and the loss of human dignity.

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Recommended: We Need a Moratorium on Genetically Modifying Humans — Paul Knoepfler, a professor at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, is by no means “pro-life”, but he understands the serious consequences of germ-line genetic modification.

He has also spoken on the coercive nature of genetic enhancement.

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