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Why is it wrong to save life's?

Gene Hackers / by Jon Christian
Researcher Who Gene-Edited Babies Answers Critics: "I Feel Proud"
A scientist who claims he edited the genes of twin babies to give them resistance to HIV made his first public appearance since the existence of the babies became public — and came out swinging in defense of his research, which has been almost universally criticized by researchers and bio-ethicists.

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Kravenhead
Well, gene editing isn't anywhere near perfected and can cause problems down the road, including passing the edits on to offspring.
I haven't read this particular story, but I thought this guy was making "designer babies" that would be immune to HIV, but at the same time, more vulnerable to other viral diseases, like ZIKA.
Not to mention, there may be some unintended edits going on too. That's the down side of CRISPR.
Until those issues are resolved, it doesn't seem right that these embryos, future babies, that have no say in the matter, should be subjected to such experimentation.


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Kravenhead
11 day(s) ago
Fixed.
When I know about this case I'll have a more solid opinion.

philosopher
11 day(s) ago
It should say why is it?

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