Eliminating Illness

Hello Ethic Nutters,

As some may be aware as covered in the news (http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40802147?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook) scientists are taking increasingly important steps towards eradicating inheritable diseases.

Should we be worried though that one day traits like baldness, shortness, albinism etc. will also be eradicated as what is defined as a healthy human becomes increasingly sculptured?

Although it may, there is ample time between now and when that stage would be reached to implement clear regulations on what we can allow and what we cannot.

While this news article may cause a knee jerk reaction in some…we are going to fast yank on the breaks…I see it as another opportunity to highlight the fact that this technology is real, and the discussions on how it will be used need to happen and happen right now.

Thanks,

Andrew the Ethics Nut.

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