With the news that a third genetically modified child is on its way in China, CNBC's panel during Healthy Returns indicated that as human beings we need to "come to terms" with genetic engineering impacting our evolution.
Gottlieb said he has yet to see any compelling arguments in favor of human germline editing.
Paul Dabrowski, CEO of Synthego, a genome engineering company, agreed the scientific community is not yet ready for germline editing. He wondered whether allowing parents to choose to genetically alter their future children can be ethical if they’re not the one who is having their DNA changed.
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