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Dr David King – Editing the human genome brings us one step closer to consumer eugenics

Hijacked by the free market, human gene editing will lead to greater social inequality by heading where the money is: designer babies

“Hope for families with genetic conditions”, and “scientific breakthrough”: that is how headlines are proclaiming a project that modified human embryos to remove mutations that cause heart failure. But anyone who has concerns about such research is often subjected to moral blackmail. We are regularly lumped in with religious reactionaries or anti-abortion campaigners.

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