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Author Topic: Could the use of CRISPR be compared with eugenics?  (Read 61 times)

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Rachael b  asked the Naked Scientists:
   Hi Chris,
I hope you are well. It's been a long time since we have written, but I just watched Sally Phillips' show on Down's Syndrome and she hits hard that forced eugenics is alive and growing. It's hard to separate what she was revealing (100% "termination" rate of Down's Syndrome babies in Iceland and the huge numbers in the UK) and CRISPR children.

Obviously these are highly contentious issues and maybe too hot for your show, but maybe exploring with the audience that eugenics and CRISPR are questions we are grappling with, and to look at the numbers, we will kill to get the right answer.

What do you think? Can you broach these two ideas?
Los Angeles

What do you think?
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