Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing

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Harvard University Press, Sep 17, 2019 - Science - 240 pages
With the advent of CRISPR gene-editing technology, designer babies have become a reality. Françoise Baylis insists that scientists alone cannot decide the terms of this new era in human evolution. Members of the public, with diverse interests and perspectives, must have a role in determining our future as a species.
 

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Contents

Prologue
From Editing a Genome to Altering Inheritance
Babies by Design
From Well to Better than Well
Ethics in the Interim
Of Harms and Wrongs
Slow Science
Scientists Science Policy and Politics
Ethicists Science Policy and Politics
All of Us for Us All
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