The new revelation of DNA-editing, CRISPR technology is still making the headline rounds.
“Some experts predict that the scientists who figured out how to use CRISPR/Cas9 to edit genes will win a Nobel Prize for their discovery.”
This is something that has the potential to redefine humanity. We now harness the ability to alter our own DNA. This includes the ability to battle hereditary disease, but also to splice animal DNA into our own. The most controversial consequence of this technology is that any changes we make will be passed on through each following generation of humanity.
This technology could be a savior from disease, but also it has the potential to literally create new races of humans, or even completely new species.