The platforming of human embryo editing: prospecting “disease free” futures
- New Genetics and Society
In November 2018, a scientific scandal broke when news emerged that the world’s first gene edited babies had been born in China on the eve of the 2nd International Summit on Human Genome Editing in…
Transhumanism as a Thin-centred Ideology
As a product of the ongoing scientific and technological revolution, transhumanism has grown into a worldwide movement and its ideas penetrated the public discourse and popular culture. …
You can't keep a bad idea down: Dark history, death, and potential rebirth of eugenics.
- MedicineAnatomical record
In this article, the long and soiled history of eugenic thought, from its genesis to the present, is taken through, to introduce students/readers to the potential for harm through the misapplication and misappropriation of science and scientific technology.
Ethics and Global Governance of Human Germline Genome Editing: The Problem of Techno-Scientific Colonialist Paternalism.
- Medicine, Political ScienceThe CRISPR journal
The concept of "techno-scientific colonialist paternalism" is explained and why it negatively affects the discussion around HGE, the pitfalls of scientific self-regulation are discussed, and it is advocated that the implementation of HGE should cease to allow time and care for a thoughtful global discussion to emerge.
Revising, Correcting, and Transferring Genes
- Biology, MedicineThe American journal of bioethics : AJOB
It is argued that, rather than lumping all germline interventions together, the authors should distinguish between revising, correcting, and transferring genes, and the consequences of this move for the ethics of gene editing are assessed.
CRISPR in context: towards a socially responsible debate on embryo editing
- Political SciencePalgrave Communications
Following the birth in 2018 of two babies from embryos altered using CRISPR-Cas9, human germline gene editing (GGE) moved from abstract concern to reality. He Jiankui, the scientist responsible, has…
Changing the Paradigm on Human Enhancements: The Special Case of Modifications to Counter Bone Loss for Manned Mars Missions
- Computer ScienceSpace Policy
In this article, a seemingly tacit assumption about the immutability of human nature is questioned, and new, invasive, and noninvasive techniques of human enhancement already allow humans to enjoy modifications that will enable lengthy space missions.
Hopes, Fears, and Deja Vu Regarding Germline Gene Editing.
- MedicineJAMA pediatrics