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Scientists Cautiously OK the Next Genetic Revolution

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Well I certainly hope so!

“I think they’re calling for gene drives to go forward in a slow, careful manner,” said Art Caplan, a professor of bioethics at New York University School of Medicine. “It would be hard to argue that that’s a bad idea.”  

Not everyone is slow and careful but they should be. 

Well, this seems horrible.  Even human low-tech breeding programs have been really questionable (e.g. see but why would that stop the arrogant from rewriting the genomes of entire species, and you know, seeing what happens?

Even the arrogant are weary of unintended consequences. 

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