As Wesley Smith explains, it’s not just that germline editing could lead to unintended health consequences.
At first, this proposed killing license was supposed to be limited to patients on the verge of death or the permanently unconscious.
The primary ethical problems with CRISPR in humans so far have come from “germ line” genetic engineering.
Scientists just took a big step toward making that once unthinkable prospect — biological males giving birth — a reality.
I won’t recap the splendid work Emily Reeves has already done here in dissecting the TEDx talk from a scientific angle.