Rewriting the Code of Life: From Cure to Enhancement?

Rewriting the Code of Life: From Cure to Enhancement?

Technologies for cloning, shuffling, transferring, and recombining genes have been around for decades, but these technologies have matured to the point that we may finally be in a position to start editing genomes in a more precise way. The real game changer has been the discovery of the CRISPR/Cas9 technique, which allows for cheaper, more accurate and easier editing of genomes. While it has promise for transforming our lives, there is a need to work through the ethical and social implications ...

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