Genetic Controversy

On Friday, the Grade 12 Biology students were treated to a presentation on CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. After learning about the biochemical mechanisms behind the insertion and excision of genes, students then discussed the moral and ethical consequences of utilizing this technology, encompassing everything ¬†from “beefed-up” cows to genetically modified babies. As this technology becomes more effective, the same discussions held in this high school biology class may someday be held in national legislatures throughout the world.

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