Genomics is about to transform the world

What happens when humans have the ability to engineer any living being on Earth?

Pig lungs engineered to work in humans, therapies designed for your specific genome, rewriting DNA to transform and reshape the world around us. "DNA testing will become so pervasive it will transform the medical, legal and social foundations of society. If blanket genome sequencing takes off, it will be impossible to obscure human relationships or ignore the content of our DNA.

Most who worry about the power of genomics fear the spectre of designer babies, bio-terrorism, denial of insurance coverage, discrimination based on DNA, or genetic surveillance. Perhaps we should worry more about the fact that we are rewriting the code of life on Earth at a terrifying pace, usually without even considering that this is what we are doing."


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