Britons in favour of editing genes to correct inherited diseases

Britons in favour of editing genes to correct inherited diseases
 

Britons are broadly in favour of rewriting the genetic code of human embryos to prevent children from inheriting devastating diseases – but draw the line at designer babies and creating “cosmetic” organisms such as micro-pigs, fluorescent fish and perfect carrots.
The views were revealed in one of the first major surveys of public opinion on a new generation of genetic technologies that have given scientists the power to alter the DNA of living organisms with unprecedented ease and precision.
Commissioned by the Royal Society, the survey asked more than 2,000 people chosen to be... read more

 
7 March 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 36
Source: Guardian
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