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In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path toward "designer babies," Britain gave scientists approval Monday to conduct experiments in which they will try to edit the genes in human embryos.

Host: Larry Mantle



  • Ronald Bailey, Science Correspondent for “Reason” magazine and; Author of “The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century”
  • Marcy Darnovsky, Ph.D., executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society, a nonprofit organization working to encourage responsible uses and effective societal governance of human genetic, reproductive, and biomedical technologies

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