Intelligence Squared U.S. sponsored a debate on the following bioethical dilemma:
What if, before your children were born, you could make sure they had the genes to be taller or smarter? Would that tempt you, or would you find it unnerving? What if that genetic engineering would save a child from a rare disease?
The experts in favor are Sheldon Krimsky from Tufts and Robert Winston of Imperial College London. Weighing in for the opposition we have Nita Farahany of Duke and Lee Silver from Princeton. Check out the audio from that debate here. It’s a conversation that we’ll continue to have for years to come. What are your thoughts?
With great scientific power comes great scientific responsibility.