Posted by: grokscience | December 16, 2015

Gene Editing

Greely_Hank-400x400Scientists can now make precise changes to the DNA of humans and animals thanks to recent advances in gene editing technology. However a group of concerned scientists have called for a worldwide moratorium on gene editing to discuss its potential risks. On this episode, Dr. Hank Greely discussed the medical promises of this technology and why scientists are so hesitant to use it.

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