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Americans love technology, but are not so sure about enhancing their bodies (Pew Study, WaPo)

“a majority of Americans said they would be “very” or “somewhat” worried about three specific biomedical technologies chosen by Pew: gene editing, brain chips and synthetic blood. In all these cases, worry about the technology outweighs the excitement people feel about it.”

Americans love technology, but we aren’t so sure about using it to enhance our bodies
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Will we see Human-Animal Chimeras soon (must read by MIT Technology Review)

“The effort to incubate organs in farm animals is ethically charged because it involves adding human cells to animal embryos in ways that could blur the line between species.

Last September, in a reversal of earlier policy, the National Institutes of Health announced it would not support studies involving such “human-animal chimeras” until it had reviewed the scientific and social implications more closely.”

Human-Animal Chimera | MIT Technology Review
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You’re Only Human, But Your Kids Could Be So Much More – says Paul Knoepfler (Wired)

“I mean a designer baby. You would be literally designing and producing a new type of baby via the same sort of technology that is used to make a GM tomato, mouse, or monkey. The baby would be a genetically modified human or, to phrase it in an edgier manner, a GM human.”

You’re Only Human, But Your Kids Could Be So Much More
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