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September 21, 2016

Genomic Engineering: What will it take to stay human and define what it means to be human?

George Church, Harvard University, Genetics

James Sherley, Founder: asymmetrex.com

If genetic engineering is not just one more case of ingenious human technology for immediate implementation, how should we explore its ethical ramifications? Who decides what and where any limits are? With every advance in genetic engineering technology, will defining what it will take to stay human and defining what it means to be human become both clearer and cloudier? Will Christian love and regard become confused as it did when slaves were long considered subhuman?