To Protect the Interests of Whom?From the last Morning Jolt of the week:To Protect the Interests of Whom?Here’s a section in the lead story of this week’s The Economist, about a new report from the National Academy of Sciences that “gives qualified support to research into gene-editing techniques.” See if the sentence that jumped out to me jumps out to you as well.The first gene editing will eliminate genetic diseases in a way that now requires embryo selection—an advance many would applaud. Adults should be able to clone perfect copies of themselves, as an aspect of self-determination. But breeding babies with new traits and cloning
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