After reading the first article, I am mind blown. CRISPR–Cas9 is a modern tool that molecular biologists have been using to slice the genome in human cells and alter the genome however they’d like. This tool has become very popular because of its potential to treat diseases. Researchers can still working on using the tool to understand cell fate and how to possibly manipulate it. Which can lead to some amazing results such as “”turning off”” a gene for a specific disease. The CRISPR-Cas9 can also allow scientists to edit the genes of human embryos! Which first of all is insanely crazy because there is a possibility that in the near future the genome of a human embryo could be modified to be the “”perfect”” baby. I had seen on social media a while back talking about using stem cell engineering to have a baby outside the womb and I thought it was a joke until now. This new discovery will bring a lot of controversy, because women will no longer be the only one to carry a child, which could stir up a lot of religious beliefs. In the New York Times article, the authors mention how this could be a discovery with a lot of ethical issues.
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