Gene editing can now change an entire species  –  forever | Jennifer Kahn

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Gene editing can now change an entire species – forever | Jennifer Kahn

Rushika Bhatia
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Gene editing can now change an entire species – forever | Jennifer Kahn
Changing Humanity – one genome at a time – The most troublesome conversation of our time revolves around CRISPR and the current ability scientists have to change the sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations – Implying we can change complete generations forever.
So we could be taking Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest and now aligning it with a guarantee card to make it happen. Yes, it could mean we could have a generation of the future that is disease free – and in theory, to its own peril – we could wipe out an entire species by virtue of choice.