Thursday, February 25, 2016

Brave New World?

February 25, 2016

The new National Review carries my story on David Baltimore and CRISPR gene-editing technology: Yet these dreams could turn to nightmares if they involve the genetic manipulation of people. “That’s an obvious application of the technology,” says Baltimore. It raises the specter of Dr. Frankenstein’s wild experiments and the eugenic goal of designer babies. In […]

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February 25, 2016

NATIONAL REVIEW March 14, 2016 THE CRISPR CONUNDRUM A powerful new genetic technique comes with possibly grave dangers JOHN J. MILLER Pasadena, Calif. — ‘I’ve seen revolution after revolution in biology,” says David Baltimore, a 77-year-old scientist who has had one of the brightest careers in his field. “This one is a big deal.” He’s talking […]

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