"DESIGNER BABY" TECHNOLOGY

 

2008: Human Genetics Alert discovered that American scientists had created the world's first genetically modified (GM) human embryo the year before without notifying the public or the media.  In response, HGA's Director, Dr David King called on the Government to halt its plans to legalise GM embryos in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (HFE Bill).  HGA and an international group of civil society organisations also called for an international moratorium on such experiments until there has been a full debate."

2018: “Chinese Scientist Claims to Use Crispr to Make First Genetically Edited Babies”

RECOMMENDED READING

A Ban, Not a Moratorium on Human Embryo Modification, Newman and Stevens

Where are the Red Flags?, Tina Stevens

Human Genetics Alert, "Genetic Modification:  This Time it's Personal.  The Case Against Genetic Modification of Human Beings."

Stevens and Newman, Biotech Juggernaut: Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience

Facing History and Ourselves: the history of eugenics in the U. S.

CAMPAIGN: STOPDESIGNERBABIES.ORG


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Short BBC documentary excerpt.  Comments by Princeton University biologist