Monday, January 2, 2017

Genetic Editing

From The Telegraph:
Genetic editing to cure future generations of disease and mental disorders could rob the world of the creative geniuses who have transformed society, it has been claimed. Next year, the first large trials will begin in the US and China to tweak the genes of patients suffering from cancer - a breakthrough which could herald a new era of genetic medicine in which any disorder could simply be snipped from the DNA. But Dr Jim Kozubek, author of Modern Prometheus: Editing the Human Genome with Crispr-Cas9, said that the likes of Thomas Edison and Tennessee Williams would not exist in a future where depression, autism, schizophrenia or Asperger’s were eradicated. (Read more.)

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