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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Dr. Art Caplan on Gene Editing

Here's my conversation with Dr. Art Caplan about gene editing, a process which allows doctors to fix errors in human embryos. The idea is to target inherited diseases like Crohn's, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, etc. Of course, because embryos are involved, pro-lifers are all upset about it and are blocking federal funding of the research. However, as Art points out, if there isn't public funding involved, the technology will still advance but be available only to the rich and unscrupulous.

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