Biology's last taboo
But, in fact, technical complications mean that safe methods of manipulating the human germline are far from a practical reality.
And even if safety issues are overcome, the ethical questions remain unanswered. While some see altering the human genome as a legitimate way to cure inherited diseases, others believe that tampering with our genetic inheritance in this way is fundamentally wrong.
Reference: Nature 413, 12 (2001)
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