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Has the Third CRISPR Baby Already Been Born?

Has the Third CRISPR Baby Already Been Born? 800 480 Jamie Metzl

For years, I have been saying the genetics revolution is not just coming but already here. As we unlock the secrets of our genomes and systems biology more broadly, we…

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Inviting You to a Genetic Engineering Dinner Party (*)

Inviting You to a Genetic Engineering Dinner Party (*) 284 284 Jamie Metzl

I am inviting you to a dinner party – where you are the host. You can invite whomever you’d like: your family, friends, co-workers, book club members, etc. The preparation…

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Louise Brown at 40!

Louise Brown at 40! 284 177 Jamie Metzl

Forty years ago today, Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby,” was born in Manchester, England. The idea that a human could be conceived outside the mother’s body is now commonplace but it shook the world back in 1978.

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Homo Sapiens 2.0? We Need a Species-Wide Conversation on the Future of Human Genetic Enhancement

Homo Sapiens 2.0? We Need a Species-Wide Conversation on the Future of Human Genetic Enhancement 230 219 Jamie Metzl

In my article in TechCrunch, released today, I call for a species-wide conversation on the future of human genetic enhancement. Such a dialogue has never before been carried out. We…

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Would I Genetically Enhance My Own Children?

Would I Genetically Enhance My Own Children? 150 150 Jamie Metzl

When someone at a Los Angeles book event asked me a personal question, I was already disarmed, exposed, and predisposed to a more personal answer.

“Would you genetically enhance your own children?”

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Our Conversation of Genetic Modification must be Evidence-Based

Our Conversation of Genetic Modification must be Evidence-Based 150 150 Jamie Metzl

Marcy Darnovsky’s call to arms against “radical biological procedures,” namely mitochondrial transfer from the eggs of a woman with healthy mitochondria to replace the diseased mitochondria of an aspiring mother, in her New York Times editorial today [linked here] goes too far.

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NY Times story on PGD only the tip of the iceberg!

NY Times story on PGD only the tip of the iceberg! 150 150 Jamie Metzl

Gina Kolata’s important article in today’s New York Times (linked here) on the ethical questions surrounding preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and embryo selection only touches the very tip of the genetic iceberg. 

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