Creating genetically modified people is no longer a science fiction fantasy; it’s a likely future scenario. Biologist Paul Knoepfler estimates that within fifteen years, scientists could use the gene editing technology CRISPR to make certain "upgrades" to human embryos, such as altering physical appearances and eliminating the risk of auto-immune diseases. In this video, Knoepfler discusses the possibilities as well as the potential for unintended consequences.
The Ethical Dilemma of Designer Babies
In this TED Talk, biologist Paul Knoepfler discusses the consequences of prioritizing advancements over morals3 May 2017
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