The Fix is Out

“In January, Ruthie’s dad Ethan asked her whether she wished that her parents had corrected the gene responsible for her blindness before she was born. Ruthie didn’t hesitate before answering — no. Would she ever consider editing the genes of her own future children to help them to see? Again, Ruthie didn’t blink — no.” Nature’s Erika Check Hayden asks a question that is sure to be fiercely debated in the coming years: Should you edit your children’s genes? (I’d be surprised if my kids even let me edit their newsletters.)

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