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What Does Gene-Editing with CRISPR Portend for Bioethics?

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On a new episode of ID the Future, Sarah Chaffee talks with bioethicist Wesley Smith about the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. Smith describes it briefly and discusses its larger implication for bioethics.

In an expansive conversation, Smith describes a range of consequences of viewing human beings as resources to be manipulated and exploited. Listen to the podcast here, and break out your copy of Brave New World.

Image source: National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.