Just Because You Can, Does Not Mean You Should

Many have used this quote in books, movies, and even the apostle Paul in the Bible. CRISPR technology allows scientists to alter our DNA sequences and modify gene function. Think of this technology as the ability to edit genes. The practical application might be to eradicate diseases, viruses, and human defects such as Down syndrome. Wait, what? You read that right. That means that those that have Down Syndrome are “defective,” according to pro-CRISPR scientists. There is also evidence that CRISPR can eradicate Asperger’s, a condition on the autistic spectrum. If so, we would not have people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Dan Ackroyd, to name a few. This CRISPR thing doesn’t sound that great. Well, maybe there are things that we can agree […]

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