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Swedish scientist edits DNA of healthy embryos—should open worry?

[On Sept. 22,] an NPR report, “Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientists Seeks To Edit DNA of Healthy Human Embryos,” stokes a long-lived “designer baby” fears. Actually what researcher Fredrik Lanner…is doing is seeking to revise genes in donated embryos to improved know infertility problems.

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“If we’re going to be producing genetically mutated babies, we are all too expected to find ourselves in a universe where those babies are viewed to be biologically superior….” [Marcy] Darnovsky says. “That could lead to all sorts of amicable disasters. It’s not a universe we wish to live in.”

First, this is really early days and nothing of a embryos edited by Lanner will turn children, so bloviating opposite engineer babies is a tad premature. Second, and many importantly, note that Darnovsky is opposite a record even if it’s safe. In other words, it is presumably ethical to forestall relatives from regulating a record that would gangling their children of terrible diseases and…enable them to have stronger bodies, some-more effective defence systems and some-more nimble brains.

The GLP many-sided and excerpted this blog/article to simulate a farrago of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, strange post: ‘Designer Baby’ Scaremongering Never Gets Old, Does It?

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