February 27, 2002

Wow

“In a case that raises ethical issues, a woman who may be doomed to develop Alzheimer’s within 10 years has given birth to a baby who was genetically selected to be free of the disease, researchers said on Tuesday.” Amazing.

[Update: I guess this story isn’t as “amazing” as I had initially imagined. It does kind of set the stage for designer offspring, a promising (if not bone-chillingly terrifying) prospect. I’m curious to know what people think of this step in the genetic engineering arena.]

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