“Inevitably, the technology will also permit scientists to correct genetic flaws in human embryos. Any such change, though, would infiltrate the entire genome and eventually be passed down to children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and every subsequent generation. ”
In the New Yorker Article “The Gene Hackers”, Michael Specter adresses the possibility to design ourselves the code of human life. Will human beings be able to choose the path of evolution or will nature always have a say in the future path of human beings? Are we going to break the human balance of defaults and advantages by pushing towards a future of “corrected” flaws?