Gene-edited 'designer babies' offer miracle cures, questionable ethics

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(Worthy News) - A generation of designer babies is both an exciting and a daunting prospect for scientists who dare to imagine a future free of genetic disease but can’t say how the effects of choice and accessibility will affect society.

Driving such innovation is CRISPR-Cas9, a technology that cuts and replaces faulty DNA in cells and has become more widely available and easier to use over the past few years.

“I believe everyone who works in a laboratory is looking forward to [CRISPR],” said Ludmila Volozonoka, a molecular geneticist at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “Gene-edited 'designer babies' offer miracle cures, questionable ethics

  1. The Scientific approach: make a change in one gene and you make a corresponding change in the baby ...... IS INCORRECT!
    Because even scientists know that a gene can have and many DO have more than one purpose. Therefore changing one gene can give the desired purpose, but also have undesirable effects ..... much like "modern medicinal drugs". So you may get a baby with blue eyes ..... but with a shortened lifespan.

  2. 2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV,

    "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

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