Are we creating designer babies?
I'm not sure how I feel about this. The motives are good, but what happens if a particular ''design' does not meet a desired criteria for example?
""We have the technology. CRISPR is a rapidly evolving technique that can target specific sections of the DNA for modification. It could solve a multitude of problems. But it has also opened up an immense moral and ethical can of worms.
Are we creating designer babies? Or are we curing health crises?
We’re about to find out.
A Chinese researcher claims to have created the first gene-edited human embryos that have then been carried to full term.
The motives of the research team at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Shenzhen appear noble.
They had recruited seven couples for a clinical trial.
The experiment: creating gene-edited babies.
The purpose: disabling a specific gene — called CCR5 — because of its susceptibility to diseases including smallpox, cholera and HIV.""