They said they wouldn’t do it, but of course they did. Scientists working in China — where else? — have constructed embryos that are part human and part monkey.
What is a body plan if there is no plan behind it? It is not a body but a blob, a formless plop of biological matter.
My title is adapted from a 2012 article by two philosophers, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva.
It turned out last week that scientists have been wrong for 350 years about how sperm swim.
In the words of Robert Rosen we have to “drastically reconsider what is meant by “genetic information.’”