August 4, 2017
A new embryonic gene editing procedure, published in the journal Nature, could allow scientists to wipe tens of thousands of genetic conditions and disorders from future generations–a feat that has the potential to reduce burdens on families and the human population. Yet in late 2016, a Pew survey found that Americans are wary of biomedical technologies that “enhance” human abilities.
Alan Hall’s 2009 study explores the potential resurgence of eugenics in society.
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