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Do experiments aimed at perfecting the CRISPR technique itself involve wrongful harm? Does CRISPR incentivize the creation of human beings through IVF? What about the morality of NOT using CRISPR to correct heritable diseases when we could? Do we have an obligation to use CRISPR for positive genetic alteration? These are just a few of the questions we need to be asking. Read
A Canadian (variously described as a transsexual or a non-binary transgender person) who does not identify as either male or female and uses the pronoun “they” to refer to [his or her]self personally and [his or her] child, is making big news, refusing to identify the sex of a child born earlier this year. Such a decision is not just an assault on clear speaking and English pronouns. It is an assault on something much more fundamental. Read
What rhymes with whisper, is simple and inexpensive to use, more significant to the history of medicine than the discovery of antibiotics, and was named a weapon of mass destruction by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence? It is called CRISPR, an elegant and perilous new scientific method for altering the genomes of living organisms.