Monday, August 07, 2017

THE LEADING EDGE - The Double-Edged Sword of Science

"This gene editing milestone raises big ethical questions" PBS NewsHour 8/2/2017


SUMMARY:  For the first time in the U.S., a human embryo has been successfully edited to correct an inherited condition.  By snipping out the gene that causes a specific heart disease, scientists also ensured the disease could not be passed down.  But the milestone raises significant scientific and ethical questions.  Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Jessica Berg of Case Western Reserve University Law School.

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