The newly discovered tools for genome editing promise a revolution in medicine and life science. A recent study, however, points to unexpected side-effects. While the study is widely deemed to be deficient, it shows how fragile the confidence in CRISPR is.
One reason for the widespread suspicion about military drones is the lack of a person directly operating the vehicle from inside. The crucial point here seems to be that delegating critical operational tasks to a machine implies an overall reduction of control. In this guest post, Ezio Di Nucci argues, that this view stems from a flawed assessment of the concept of control.
In light of its therapeutic prospects, GAEI board member Julian Savulescu argues for the moral endorsement of gene-editing on human embryos
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