Rewriting Ourselves: Genomics Will Change Everything
Like designing your model child, this video expresses that science has improved enough to actually create a bug from nothing! From a scientific standpoint this could mean great things (farming, randomized trials, etc). However, where should the line be drawn? Is it ok to genetically create plants, what about animals, what about human kind?
More importantly, this TED talk goes into many aspects covered in class. From the start of the “new” genome to pharmacogenomics to the future of DNA sequencing ($5000 and in an hour or even 30 minutes). What are your thoughts on the video? What do you think about the rapid development in genomics and the repercussions society will face positively or negatively?