A bioethical firestorm erupted last week when Chinese researchers at Sun Yat-Sen University published research in the journal Protein & Cell detailing how they had tried to use the wonderful new CRISPR gene-editing tool to change the genomes of 86 human embryos. The Chinese scientists essentially ignored recent calls for a moratorium on editing human reproductive cells and embryos. The eventual goal is to use CRISPR to alter defective genes in embryos such that any subsequently born babies will be disease-free. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey argues that if using perfected CRISPR gene-editing techniques to cure disease or correct defective genes is moral, then it is immoral to slow progress toward achieving that goal.
Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.
This is bending the Lanham Act until it nearly breaks
The black market still dominates. And more enforcement and fines aren’t going to fix it.
The "assault weapons" that the presidential contender wants to confiscate are not especially deadly, but the symbolism of that policy is poisonous.