Post 2 – Gene Editing

We talked a bit about genetic engineering in class. I find this really interesting because of the ethics that go into it. There are many positives, like the ability to edit a gene to remove cancer or genetic diseases. But gene editing brings a moral dilemma: If we had the ability to create designer babies, then would our definition of beautiful or handsome stay the same? It would really increase disparities between higher and lower class because richer people would have more access to genetic engineering. How would we prevent corruption using gene editing?

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