My Response to Some Gene-Editing Naysayers

As I sat in my “treatment” chair this morning, sucking down some medication and shaking in my Vest, I came across an article that shows us the debate over the ethics surrounding CRISPR-Cas9 has not only begun, but is also alive and well. I wrote about CRISPR last week, albeit in a satirical tone, and praised...
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CRISPR-Cas9, Rejoice or Panic?

CRISPR-Cas9 successfully eliminated a genetic illness from an embryo. Now everyone is either celebrating a massive success or in total panic. Source – Scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos, according to a study published on Wednesday. The...
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Did Science Find an Answer to the Lack of Organ Donors?

As it turns out the future is now. From National Geographic: In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a non-human organism, survive, and even grow inside a host animal, in this case, pigs.   This...
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