Afghan and Taliban officials will hold two days of “reconciliation” talks in Qatar, the Gulf country’s state news agency has reported, although both sides have sought to downplay expectations from the meeting.
Chinese scientists re-engineer human embryo genes, and set off a global moral debate. We’ll dig in.
New report out of China, with potential implications for the rest of human history (SEE: CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human tripronuclear zygotes).
Human nature. Chinese scientists have used a new technique to “edit” the genes of human embryos. To snip and change the code. The recipe for human life itself. What gets inherited. They’re not perfect editors yet. But if and when they get it down, those edits will re-engineer human life. Maybe against disease. And for all kinds of traits. They’re searching for “genius genes.” Stronger. Faster. This hour on On Point: re-engineering human embryo genes. The implications, and the global moral debate.
– Tom Ashbrook