A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas, December 5, 2018

On today’s show: ‘Human Gene Editing: The World Will Never Be the Same’

  • Aaron Kheriaty: Human gene editing stuns scientific world; ‘technology as powerful as the atomic bomb’; ‘the world will never be the same’; people need to be aware what this means; (other topics as time allows) Link: https://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/uproar-over-chinese-gene-edited-babies/12919
  • Discussion of the moral perils of germline gene editing; there needs to be more people questioning this technology.
  • With this technology, we are moving from procreation to manufacturing.
  • Consequences will unfold for generations; this unorthodox and loosely controlled experiment represents an ethics disaster for the world.