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International Panel Warns Us to Tap the Brakes on Gene Editing, but That Won’t Stop Us

Petri dish, international panel says to pump the brakes on gene editing

The sincere desire to eradicate dangerous genetic diseases is understandable, and even noble. The longing to heal reflects God’s image in us. Ethically sound and medically safe treatments should be pursued, but we should never proceed without full awareness of the human temptation to “become like God” as Genesis 3 tells us, “determining good and evil.”

COVID-19 Is an Opportunity to Re-Define the Human Species?: Lessons from the Coronavirus Part 12

Petri dish, scientists in Israel think they've isolated a key antibody in the race to create a coronavirus vaccine

What is meant by progress? For whom is progress promised? For humanity and human flourishing? As C. S. Lewis warned in his masterful book The Abolition of Man, “The Power of Man to make himself what he pleases means ... the power of some men to make other men what they please.”

“The man-moulders of the new age,” Lewis continued, “will be armed with the powers of the omnicompetent state and an irresistible scientific technique: we shall get at last a race of conditioners who really can cut out all posterity in what shape they please.”

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