Adapt the Creation
An exploration of views and dilemmas around gene modification
Cut and paste in someone’s DNA. It sounds like science fiction, yet in reality, the future is at our doorstep. Recently, a Chinese doctor caused a lot of controversy about genetically modified babies. With the CRISPR-cas technique it is possible to change the embryo’s genetic structure and make this change final for the entire offspring. Before you know it, we can terminate hereditary diseases. And before you know it, we are talking about ‘designerbabies’. With blue eyes, brown hair and inclined to sports. Yes, the technique is still in its infancy and no, it is not safe enough yet. But what if it is, in the near future? What do we think about that?
You can read all about it in our whitepaper. Click on the image on the right to start reading.