If there were a technology that improved intelligence and cured arthritis, who would criticise it? However, that technology is not genome editing. A recent survey commissioned by the Royal Society plays to such hopes.
The American National Academies of the Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on genome editing ten days ago. Here's their brief presentation, and the document itself can be downloaded here. Here are some of the crucial points about the document. 1. What are the conclusions of the NAS report on genome editing? a. Somatic … Continue reading Genome editing: The report by the American National Academies
At first glance, Sandel’s argument against an ever-wider extension of human power may seem attractive. But does it hold up to critical scrutiny?
Chinese researchers now used CRISPR/Cas9 in humans to treat a patient with lung cancer. This is the first time that CRISPR/Cas9 was used in humans. This procedure is surrounded by much talk about an "arms race" between Chinese and US researchers.