Swell. A few years ago we were promised experiments that would effect the brain would never be done in mice. They were right.
We are nearing a half-century since Eigen wrote about this paradox, and it “still challenges theoretical biologists.”
It is flat-out unreasoning — and in my view, anti-human.
Such manipulations, if ever done in humans, could a profound impact on human society going down the generations.
There is one point of confusion in descriptions of this year’s prize winners. It’s the talk of “directed evolution.”