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Scientists and Activists Call for Ban on Human Gene Editing

Written by on January 22, 2018 in Sci-Tech, Science with 17 Comments
Scientists and Activists Call for Ban on Human Gene Editing

Many of us are fascinated with the idea of playing ‘God’, and gene editing is the perfect platform to do so. However a group has arisen to voice their discomfort with the idea of editing human genes to create what is called a designer baby, on the grounds that it is not ethical nor would it be safe.

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UK Scientists Say First Genetically-Modified Human Embryos Are Ready to Be Created

Written by on January 15, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 120 Comments
UK Scientists Say First Genetically-Modified Human Embryos Are Ready to Be Created

Have you ever heard of the designer babies? A group of researchers in the UK as of late requested consent to make the world’s first genetically-modified human embryos.

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We Can Now Edit Our DNA (with CRISPR-Cas9), So How Can We Do It Wisely?

Written by on November 25, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 17 Comments
We Can Now Edit Our DNA (with CRISPR-Cas9), So How Can We Do It Wisely?

New technology allows scientists to make accurate edits to DNA strands. Are we close to eliminating genetic diseases? Or is this technology going to be used for the wrong reasons?

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