Jan 7, 2019

Bill Gates warns that nobody is paying attention to this state-of-the-art scientific technology that could make inequality even worse

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

Gene editing is one of the most promising new approaches to treating human diseases today.

It also raises “enormous” ethical questions, Bill Gates recently warned, and “could make inequity worse, especially if it is available only for wealthy people.”

“I am surprised that these issues haven’t generated more attention from the general public,” he said in a December blog post, adding that “this might be the most important public debate we haven’t been having widely enough.”

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