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Ethics of Gene Editing

[with CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]

by Betty RollinKQED Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
July 2nd, 2015


A promising new medical technology has the potential to cure many genetic diseases by deleting or replacing defective genes. But ethicist Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society is concerned about the safety of the technology, the unintended consequences of gene alteration for future generations, and the possibility of wealthy parents using the technology to “enhance” their children, regardless of medical necessity.

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