Genetic Engineering

Creators of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool win Nobel Prize

"Doctors administered a CRISPR cancer treatment in November and have used the method against sickle cell disease, HIV, and inherited forms of blindness. But the technology has sparked controversy, too. Experts around the world criticized Chinese scientist He Jiankui in 2018 when he revealed he used it to try to give the first gene-edited babies resistance to the AIDS virus." - WORLD

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“gene-editing technologies such as CRISPR and what’s being called ‘Prime Editing’ are ‘existential threats.’”

"Coming from a concerned non-scientist like me, these concerns can be easily dismissed as alarmist, but what if the concern comes from the Director of the National Institutes of Health?" - Christian Post

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Gene Engineered Babies: ‘Shoot First, Ask Questions Later’ Science

"[H]ow did this unethical experiment happen? We generally permit “the scientists” in this sector to self-regulate through voluntary guidelines. We also smile at researchers treating nascent human life like potter’s clay–objects not subjects–as if that were of only passing moral concern." - National Review

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Christians to Science: Leave Animals the Way God Designed Them—Except Mosquitoes

"A new survey released today by the Pew Research Center finds 7 in 10 Americans support genetically engineering mosquitoes to limit their reproduction, which would slow the spread of diseases . . . Evangelicals were equally supportive of the idea (69%), and Catholics even more so (75%)." - CToday

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