The primary ethical problems with CRISPR in humans so far have come from “germ line” genetic engineering.
If either or both of these radical proposals become law, human thriving and economic prosperity will be brought to a screeching halt.
These methods send a powerful symbolic statement that we are essentially nothing more than carbon atoms gathered temporarily in a rational and animated form.
Scientists just took a big step toward making that once unthinkable prospect — biological males giving birth — a reality.
Imagine: pet ownership made a formal legal guardianship complete with enforceable fiduciary duties — that is, if we can have pets at all.