Perfectly Imperfect or The Ethics of Playing God

This summer I tackled, ‘The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race’ by Walter Isaacson. This is the story of how a scientific community grappled with ambitions, egos and ethics in the race to discover RNA and gene editing. And they were just in time to address a planetary virus!  The door has been opened to gene editing and yet many questions are left unanswered. Such as: Are we as a species wise enough to use gene editing to only fend off viruses like Covid or will we eliminate all that makes us unique, our diversity, our humility, and our empathy?  What are the risks of playing God? 

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