Oct 17, 2022

Astrobiologist: We Should Gene-Hack New Traits Into Mars Settlers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, ethics, genetics

Fellow webinar participant Christopher Mason, a geneticist at Weill Cornell Medicine, argued that gene-hacking astronauts could even be a moral imperative.

“And are we maybe ethically bound to do so?” Mason said. “I think if it’s a long enough mission, you might have to do something, assuming it’s safe, which we can’t say yet.”

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