A Chinese lab claims they’ve successfully used a genetic tool CRISPR-cas9 to deliver twins resistant to HIV. The alleged achievement was swiftly met with uproar from academics who consider this an egregious ethical violation. Thunderstruck experts added, “It’s scary.” Policymakers fear a slippery slope that could open the door for “designer babies.”
Alan Hall’s 2009 study explores the potential resurgence of eugenics in society.
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