Will we ever mass genetically engineer humans?
Either to cure them of illnesses like Downs, or to create perfect humans like in the sci-fi film Gattaca?
- 2 weeks ago
Genetic engineering doesn't lend itself to mass production.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
No. The only time you can change a person's genetics is when (s)he is a zygote. That means the woman has to undergo a horrible hormone-treatment in order to harvest her eggs (which if mandatory would be a massive human-rights violation) and that the normal sperm-selection is nullified (which means faulty sperms could fertilise an egg). It's also quite expensive.
Another factor is the fact that there is no such thing as perfect. Genetics that constitute a handicap today could be a life-saver in the future (sickle-cell anybody?)
- 1 month ago
I think so, Since they can replace organs without having people donate
- Anonymous1 month ago
That is unlikely. It is way too expensive and mistakes can happen so we can end up being worse off then before.