Genetic Manipulation A Sin, Says Pope


In just time to celebrate Easter, Pope Benedict XVI is declaring genetic manipulation of human beings anathema. According to the Times (London):

The Pope will deliver a blistering attack on the "satanic" mores of modern society today, warning against an "inane apologia of evil" that is in danger of destroying humanity…

Particular condemnation is reserved for scientific advances in the field of genetic manipulation. Warning against the move to "modify the very grammar of life as planned and willed by God", the Pope will lead prayers against "insane, risky and dangerous" ventures in attempting "to take God's place without being God".

On the other hand, I can imagine an exasperated Deity responding, "It's about time that you people finally started using the brains I gave you to figure out how to use genetic science to cure disease, prevent suffering and avert early death."

Whole thing here.

Many kudos to frequent poster biologist for the heads up.