Something amazing can be found in the DNA of bacteria: CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) genes. They allow bacteria to detect and defend themselves against invading viral genetic material, and it looks like there may be a way to use these DNA sequences for human genome editing.
The world of science is changing at break neck speeds, and many ethicists are having a difficult time keeping up with the advances in technologies. One of the up coming break through’s involves the modification of DNA to create ‘designer babies.’ In simple terms, it’s a baby that is genetically engineered in-vitro for special characteristics and traits. This will allow for individuals to pick and choose from a buffet of physical characteristic that they desire, from eye color, height, and even intelligence. Continue reading