Consider a scenario where there are three German Shepherds: a mother, her son, and a third that is a genetically engineered clone of the son.
“If anyone thinks that the study of science and faith should be disparate disciplines, here are more than 656 reasons why they’re wrong.”
The primary ethical problems with CRISPR in humans so far have come from “germ line” genetic engineering.
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.
This technology is still a long time from the potential for human application, but it presents issues we need to address now.