Tag: gene editing

New CRISPR Gene-Editing: The Extreme Dangers

Technologynetworks.com (6/26/17): “CRISPR gene editing is taking biomedical research by storm. Providing the ultimate toolbox for genetic manipulation, many new applications for this technology are now being investigated and established. CRISPR systems are already delivering superior genetic models for fundamental disease research, drug screening and therapy development, rapid […]

Cloning Humans Has Scandalous Implications

Sky watch T.V – Somewhere, someplace, some scientist is cloning something. They’ve cloned cattle, cats, deer, horses, mules, oxen, rabbits and rats. Recently, they’ve cloned monkeys in China. Can cloning Uncle Fred be far behind? […] American scientists created stem cell lines from embryos they later destroyed at blastocyst […]

Gene Editing Might Change What Being Human Actually Means

Attempts to distill the essence of “selfhood” have occupied philosophers for centuries. Consensus has been fleeting at best, but is likely to get even harder as genetic tools allow us to tweak our bodies and potentially our minds. DNA-based technology’s entry into the mainstream has been picking up lately. […]