Junk DNA? No!

Hailed as the biggest breakthrough in genomics in a decade, the project explained how swathes of DNA once thought to have no purpose, actually form a complex “control panel” for our genes. The study is expected to lead to new medical treatments by pinpointing key areas of the genome which cause diseases such as cancer. … Continue reading Junk DNA? No!

Eugenics: prenatal tests for “unwanted people”

A new controversial prenatal blood test for Down syndrome, developed by biotech company LifeCodexx, launched this month in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. It seems that we are in for another life protection scandal in Europe, and possibly for the return of mainstream eugenics to German-speaking Europe. This is the finding of Human Life International … Continue reading Eugenics: prenatal tests for “unwanted people”

Genetically engineered babies a moral obligation?

Genetically engineering 'ethical' babies is a moral obligation, says Oxford professor Professor Julian Savulescu said: "So where genetic selection aims to bring out a trait that clearly benefits an individual and society, we should allow parents the choice. "To do otherwise is to consign those who come after us to the ball and chain of … Continue reading Genetically engineered babies a moral obligation?