It is no understatement or overstatement to say that gene editing is affordable. Depending on your point of view, playing god-of-the-genes is either here and ready-to-roll-out full on, or you’re skeptical of the science and the intent-behind-the-science. Which is it? It’s time to decide
Designer Babies? Gene Editing is Moving into Perilous Ethical Waters
As Digibody journeys into y/our future, let’s take a quick look at some of the recent MSM (mainstream media) points of view on the question and ethics of gene editing… questioning genome editing in plants and animals, including you, your genes, your children and humankind’s future…
- Scientists in the UK are given a licence to edit the genes of human embryos
- Is gene editing moving too fast? Scientists raise concerns
- What can you do with your fancy gene editing technology?
- The pros and cons of Genetically Engineering your children
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Now a touch of the academic debate over the future of your genes as plant and animal genes are going to where the market takes them…
The red-hot genome editing tool known as CRISPR has scored another achievement: Researchers have used it to treat a severe form of muscular dystrophy in mice. Three groups report today in Science that they wielded CRISPR to snip out part of a defective gene in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), allowing the animals to make an essential muscle protein. The approach is the first time CRISPR has been successfully delivered throughout the body to treat grown animals with a genetic disease.
CRISPR, the disruptor
A powerful gene-editing technology is the biggest game changer to hit biology since PCR. But with its huge potential come pressing concerns.
Open Source re: CRISPR (circa 2016) from Wiki