Edge of the world  pg. 2

Mark Skolnick, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Myriad Genetics, Inc., and adjunct professor of Medical Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City:

I personally think that you can’t try to regulate advance… Mistakes are made. They’ve been made in every generation of human’s existence, and we’ve managed to come this far…

Humans will be the first species that directs its own evolution, as well as the evolution of everything else… If abortion is an issue, what will be the issue when we understand how the genome works, and when we’re manipulating it in one way or another to cause people to live longer, to cause healthier babies to be born?…

Think of the beginning of the 20th century, when… there was almost no electricity… This next century will be as dramatically different from today as that was. We can’t even imagine.

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