Plan to Fabricate a Genome Raises Questions on Designer Humans

What will scientists do with $100 million to mass-produce genes in the lab?

technologyreview – A proposal by a group of scientists and businesspeople to synthesize a human genome from scratch is attracting sharp criticism for dodging the big ethical questions such a step raises.

The proposal, described today in a two-and-a-half-page letter being published in Science, is to string together synthetically made DNA and shape from it a human genome able to power a cell in a dish, according to lead authors Jef Boeke of New York University’s Langone Medical Center and biotechnologist George Church of Harvard Medical School. Tiếp tục đọc “Plan to Fabricate a Genome Raises Questions on Designer Humans”