Category: Gene Editing

Americans love technology, but are not so sure about enhancing their bodies (Pew Study, WaPo)

Good read via The Washington Post delineating the findings of a new Pew Internet report: A majority of Americans said they would be “very” or “somewhat” worried about three specific biomedical technologies chosen by Pew: gene editing, brain chips and synthetic blood. In all these cases, worry about the technology outweighs the excitement ...

Will we see Human-Animal Chimeras soon (must read by MIT Technology Review)

This piece really made me think “The effort to incubate organs in farm animals is ethically charged because it involves adding human cells to animal embryos in ways that could blur the line between species. Last September, in a reversal of earlier policy, the National Institutes of Health announced it would not ...

You’re Only Human, But Your Kids Could Be So Much More – says Paul Knoepfler (Wired)

This article really made me think. We are at the threshold of a huge shift in what it means to be human. Mind-boggling ethical dilemmas are only around the corner – I will chew on this thoughtful piece and add more comments later. Here are the best-of quotes from Paul’s piece: I ...

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