‘Designer Babies’ Won’t Be a Fad. It’s Too Hard to Create Them.
September 11, 2017
(USA Today) – The recent news that scientists have successfully edited a human embryo to fix a potentially lethal heart defect is an exciting medical and biotechnological advance. However, the cases for and against human embryo editing are both full of hype. To work their healing magic, scientists utilized an incredible genetic engineering tool called CRISPR to modify the “broken” gene in human embryos. The ease of use and versatility of CRISPR truly represent a revolution in molecular biology.