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Scientists Say Gene Editing Should Stay in Labs

Much as they did at the onset of the Atomic Age, scientists are now grappling with the ethics of a technological advancement — in this case, our ability to manipulate the genetic code. And they warn that civilization is rapidly approaching the point where it will have to decide what to do with its newly acquired power to change the genetic structure of living things. The newest conversation has to do with an enhanced inheritance system known as the “gene drive,” a self-replicating...

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