Strands of DNA to illustrate human genome editing

Human genome editing: unlimited potential or ethical concern?

Genome editing holds the promise of revolutionizing the future of humanity from its very core, by altering the genetic instructions that define us. It is estimated that 10,000 disorders arise from single gene mutations. All these “monogenic” diseases could be eradicated by preventing those genes from being inherited. Nevertheless, this unlimited potential comes with safety…

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Human genome editing is here—and you’re right to be wary.

Frederico Caso Human genome engineering has long sounded like a concept out of a Sci-Fi movie; believed to be possible sometime soon, but difficult to imagine happening right now.  While engineering of the human genome might appear an implausible feat, over the last 20 years technological advancements have  been turning this concept into a concrete reality….

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